Government announces anti-corruption case against former government officials

Prime Minister Rowley

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 

The Trinidad and Tobago government has filed its first anti-corruption case against former officials of the former People’s Partnership government that was removed from office in the September 7 general elections last year.

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley, says the case is against persons “who have improperly removed public monies for their own benefit through conspiracies.

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“The Government will make the public’s claim in the court and the matters will be adjudicated there, and those against whom the allegations are made will defend themselves there,” Rowley said.

While Rowley did not name the persons or state institution involved in the matter, Attorney General Faris Al Rawi said that the matter involves nine former government officials and public officers from the last administration.

Al Rawi said the matter involved 10 months of continuous work in keeping the commitment, which the People’s National Movement (PNM) gave when it campaigned for the general election.

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