The attorney representing embattled former Education Minister, Ruel Reid – Hugh Wildman, says he’s ready to respond appropriately to any decision the Police will make about his client.
Reid is embroiled in a deepening money scandal that’s being investigated by law enforcement.
He was sacked by Prime Minister Holness on March 20 this year, amid the allegations of corruption against him.
Marjorie Gordon reports.
Mr. Wildman says Mr. Reid is the victim of swirling misinformation and political grandstanding.
Mr. Wildman says much of what the former Education Minister is being accused of amounts to administrative gaps.
He says Mr. Reid is maintaining his innocence in relation to allegations of corruption which are circulating on traditional and social media.
A few weeks ago, Police Commissioner, Major General Antony Anderson, confirmed that Mr. Reid is the subject of a criminal investigation.
Yesterday, DPP Paula Llewelyn said a team from her office may be in a position by tomorrow to give a preliminary view about what recommendations are to be made to the Police in connection with the probe.
Mr. Reid was fired from the Cabinet by Prime Minister Andrew Holness on March 20 this year.
At that time, Prime Minister Holness said he separated Reid from the job to ensure that any investigation into issues of concern will not in any way be impeded by his presence or oversight of the Ministry.