Former Industry Minister of Barbados arrested and charged in Tampa

Did you know former St James South MP Donville Inniss was a permanent resident of the United States, nevertheless, that may not be exactly great news for the erstwhile Cabinet Minister…

The 52-year-old politician known to be outspoken in Barbados was fairly mute both here and in Tampa once getting arraigned on money laundering charges in an American court and released on US$50 000 bond.

According to CNBC, Reuters and the New York Times, in addition to the United States Department of Justice’s official website which provided a downloadble copy of the warrant, Inniss was arrested in Florida last Friday and arraigned before United States Magistrate Judge Julie Sneed in the Middle District of Florida at the federal courthouse in Tampa.

Inniss was accused of accepting bribes from a Barbadian insurance company in 2015 and 2016 when he was a public official.

According to the Department of Justice, Inniss was a legal permanent resident of the United States during the time of the charged conspiracy. attempted to reach the former minister last night via WhatsApp but this method proved futile.

The once ruling Democratic Labour Party is set to hold their annual conference on the 12th of this month, Inniss was expected by many to have sought leadership of that party which got a 30-nil drubbing in the May 24th poll.

There are also suggestions how there can be strong possibilities for other DLP members to face similar legal consequences for either related or likewise issues.

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