Former Trinidad AG wins defamation case against WarnerThursday, July 30, 2015
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — Former Trinidad and Tobago Attorney General Anand Ramlogan was awarded a total of TT$894.000 (One TT dollar =US$0.16 cents) in a defamation case against leader of the Independent Liberal Party (ILP) Austin 'Jack' Warner.
In court yesterday Justice Robin Mohammed in a 57-page judgement handed down the ruling.
Ramlogan cannot claim his compensation for a month as he agreed to a stay of exeution of the judgment to allow Warner to lodge and appeal.
The former attorney general told reporters afterwards that he was happy to have his name cleared. He also called on Warner to act more responsibly when commenting against political opponents in the future.
Warner had accused Ramlogan of acquiring 51 properties through government corruption prior to the local government elections in 2013.
Ramlogan denied those claims, stating in court that he bought four separate properties, all funded from his private practice and all were acquired before he accepted his role as a government minister in 2010.
Warner had alleged that Ramlogan told him that information through private conversations, to which Ramlogan refuted that he never trusted Warner enough to discuss any of his personal affairs with him.
In April 2013, Warner resigned over allegations of bribery and corruption during his tenure as FIFA vice-president.
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