Judge Raps Filing Foul-Up
A High Court judge has dismissed an application by the Commissioner of Police to have the First Caribbean International Bank produce the financial records of a client to hand over to the United States Department of Justice.
Justice Olson Alleyne found that the application, filed with a certificate of urgency under the Mutual Assistance In Criminal Matters Act (MACMA), which relates to requests made by foreign states, fell foul of procedural rules and that Commissioner Tyrone Griffith had not demonstrated he was the “proper person” to make the application.
While the client was only referred to as “X”, indications were that it was a Barbadian who was charged in the US under the Money Laundering Control Act.
The Commissioner was represented by Senior Crown Counsel Olivia Davis in association with Principal Crown Counsel Alliston Seale. (MB)
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