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CTOC quiz MoBay businessman for over two hours

Sunday, November 17, 2019

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A prominent Montego Bay businessman was recently questioned for over two hours by the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Investigation (CTOC) Branch of the Jamaica Constabulary Force.

The businessman, a player in the travel and tour industry, was quizzed by the cops about activities carried out on behalf of his company while it was in liquidation.

The company was placed in liquidation twice by the Supreme Court. The contention, however, is that its principals conducted certain transactions, which included the filing of a lawsuit against another prominent Jamaican company, while the entity was in liquidation, which is believed to have contravened Jamaican law.

The businessman sat through the interview with his two Kingston-based lawyers.

Allegations are that company executives acted without the permission of the court or the liquidator of the company.

Under Jamaican law, companies in liquidation can only act through a liquidator or by a directive of the court. Anything else could amount to an offence.

A senior police source said that the possibility of a further interview existed, adding that the businessman's lawyers would be contacted soon to outline the decisions that have been made in respect to the findings from the interview, and a determination made regarding whether or not charges will be laid against him.

“The CTOC investigators are going through the information and soon, certain decisions will be made,” the senior police source said. “Investigations are continuing and there are some documents outstanding from a Government agency that will assist in the investigations.”

CTOC was formed out of a merger of the Organised Crime Investigation Division, and the Flying Squad.


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