MOCA Investigating PNP Campaign Funds Scandal

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Nationwide News understands that the Major Organized Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency, MOCA, will investigate the campaign funds scandal gripping the Opposition PNP.

It’s understood that MOCA is to investigate reports that wads of US dollars were brought into the island in November 2015 and received by an associate of a then serving Cabinet Minister.

Reports that the foreign currency was brought into the island via an aircraft which is registered to an overseas state owned company are to be probed by MOCA.

It’s illegal to bring more than 10-thousand-US dollars into the island and not make the required declaration to the relevant authorities.

Reports that the foreign exchange was converted to local currency on the black market are also to be probed by MOCA.

Yesterday, PNP General Secretary, Paul Burke issued a statement denying that the PNP received campaign funding from a foreign country ahead of the general election on February 25.

Contractor General Dirk Harrison’s anti-corruption agency is also probing issues related to the scandal.

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Abka Fitz-Henley is a multiple award-winning journalist who is currently the Senior Reporter at Nationwide News Network (NNN). His primary areas of focus are Court, Crime and Parliamentary proceedings. Fitz-Henley was recently recognized in the regional celebrity magazine publication Panache as “The Breaking News Boss”. At 21 years of age, following his 1st year in media, Fitz-Henley was recognized with the Young Journalist of the year award from The Press Association of Jamaica and went on to cop one of the country’s highest recognized journalism prizes, the Journalist of the Year Award. He’s also been awarded the prestigious Corporate Jamaica Broilers Fairplay 1st place Award for investigative journalism and is the recipient of the Caribbean Blog Award for coverage of the infamous Kartel murder trial. Fitz-Henley is also the recipient of the PM Youth Award for Excellence. Over the years, he has appeared as a guest on the BBC World Service and BBC London.