‘PNP NOT Covering Up Corruption at Parish Councils’, Bunting

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Opposition Spokesman on National Security, Peter Bunting, says the PNP is not seeking to cover up any corruption at parish councils across the island.

In recent weeks, PNP Vice President Angela Brown Burke has been criticized for suggesting that several raids by MOCA at parish councils across the country were influenced by politics.

Mr. Bunting says perhaps it may be argued by some that a heavy handed approach was taken in a few of the operations.

However, he says above all, it must be stated clearly that the PNP supports law enforcement in its move to clamp down on corruption.

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Bunting, who’s also Central Manchester MP, was addressing a PNP meeting in the Duhaney Park Division last night.

He commented on the recent MOCA raid of the Manchester Parish Council.

The $95-million fraud probe has resulted in the arrest and charge of several officers at the council

Mr. Bunting says he’s mindful that those taken into custody are to be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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