Tag: corruption

One woman admits charges in immigration case

One woman admits charges in immigration case

| 12/05/2018

(CNS): Just one defendant, Mariel Maleno Suriel (33), charged in the corruption case surrounding the immigration department and an alleged conspiracy relating to the English-language test admitted the charges Friday, when all 12 defendants appeared in Grand Court. It took around an hour and a half for the catalog of charges to be read to the […]

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GT man arrested in customs corruption probe

GT man arrested in customs corruption probe

| 12/05/2018

(CNS): Anti-Corruption Commission investigators have arrested a 22-year-old man from George Town on fraud and bribery charges linked to an investigation that began last year and appears to be related to the customs department, though the ACC has not confirmed the details. The commission released a short statement Friday indicating that this is the second […]

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Dozen defendants cram into dock for corruption case

Dozen defendants cram into dock for corruption case

| 10/04/2018

(CNS): Six public officers from the Department of Immigration and six of the department’s clients crammed into the dock Tuesday, when they made their first appearance in connection with a long-running anti-corruption conspiracy case. The dozen defendants face bribery and fraud charges related to the test administered to applicants seeking work permits or residency whose […]

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ACC rounds up charges in immigration case

ACC rounds up charges in immigration case

| 15/03/2018

(CNS): The Anti-Corruption Commission has charged another two people in the long-running bribery case relating to tests administered by the Department of Immigration. Sherry Lee McLaughlin (57), a Caymanian immigration officer from George Town, faces three charges of conspiracy to commit breach of trust and one charge of failing to report the solicitation of an advantage. […]

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Three foreign nationals charged in corruption case

Three foreign nationals charged in corruption case

| 14/03/2018

(CNS): Two women from the Dominican Republic and one woman from Honduras are the latest people to be charged in the Anti-Corruption Commission’s inquiry into a bribery scandal surrounding the immigration department. The three foreign nationals, who are resident in Cayman, bring the total of people charged in the investigation so far to ten. All three […]

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ACC charges four more in bribery case

ACC charges four more in bribery case

| 14/03/2018

(CNS): Four more people have been charged with various corruption related offences as the Anti-Corruption Commission presses ahead with its case relating to a scandal surrounding tests administered by the immigration department. Three Cayman Islands public officers — Marcus Alexander (43), Kathy-Ann Forbes (44), and Carlos Robinson (43), who are believed to all work for immigration — and Carolin Nixon Lopez […]

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Three charged in immigration corruption inquiry

Three charged in immigration corruption inquiry

| 13/03/2018

(CNS): The Anti-Corruption Commission has charged three people in connection with a long-running investigation into corruption at the immigration department. Over a year after the first arrests were made, and three years after the alleged offences, two Caymanian women, who were described as public officials, and one Dominican man have been charged with fraud and […]

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New York judge cuts ex-CIFA official’s jail time

New York judge cuts ex-CIFA official’s jail time

| 14/12/2017 | 14 Comments

(CNS): The former general secretary of the Cayman Islands Football Association, Costas Takkas (61), has had his jail time cut by ten months after a federal judge in New York credited the ten months he spent behind bars in Switzerland toward the fifteen-month term handed down in October for his part in the FIFA corruption […]

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Bridger says allegations were vindictive

Bridger says allegations were vindictive

| 24/11/2017 | 14 Comments

(CNS): Martin Bridger, the senior investigation officer of Operation Tempura, claims that allegations made against him amid the fallout of the discredited police corruption probe were vindictive. Yesterday’s announcement that the case against him had been closed and that there would be no charges may not have put a lid on the controversial inquiry, as Bridger […]

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Bridger finally off the hook over Tempura

Bridger finally off the hook over Tempura

| 23/11/2017 | 12 Comments

(CNS): The senior investigating officer on the long-running and ill-fated police corruption probe, Operation Tempura, will not be charged. More than four years after then police commissioner David Baines announced that Martin Bridger had himself become the subject of investigation over what information he may have revealed to the media about the controversial inquiry, the […]

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ACC make 13th arrest in corruption probe

ACC make 13th arrest in corruption probe

| 21/11/2017

(CNS): The Anti-Corruption Commission say that investigators have now made the thirteenth arrest in an ongoing case that began in January of this year. Officers arrested a 31-year-old woman from Prospect Tuesday morning on suspicion of bribery of a public officer, fraud on the government and breach of trust all contrary to the Anti-Corruption Law (2016 […]

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