Ruel Reid Likely To Be Charged Today – Robin Sykes, FID


Chief Technical Director at the Financial Investigations Division, FID, Robin Sykes says it’s expected that former Education Minister, Ruel Reid will be charged today following a question and answer session.

Reid was among several others detained this morning during operations by the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency, MOCA, the Financial Investigations Division, FID, and the JCF’s Financial Unit.

Reid, his wife and daughter, President of the Caribbean Maritime University, Professor Fritz Pinnock and JLP Councillor in Reid’s former North West St. Ann constituency, Kim Brown Lawrence were all detained.

They’re being detained as the ongoing investigations into the Ruel Reid/ CMU corruption scandal deepens. 

He says Professor Pinnock and Mrs. Brown Lawrence are being held in custody.

Robin Sykes, Chief Technical Director at the Financial Investigations Division.

He was speaking on Cliff Hughes Online this morning.

Mr. Sykes says there were other areas of inquiries into other government entities but he did not disclose which other agencies were being probed.

The investigators conducted simultaneous operations at four locations in Kingston, St. Catherine and St. Ann this morning.

The operations commenced at 5 am.

MOCA says it targeted the main suspects implicated in a mulit- million dollar corruption and fraudulent schemes perpetrated at the Ministry of Education, CMU, and other government entities falling under the portfolio responsibility of Mr. Reid.

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