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AG Marshall comments on Inniss’ sentencing

AG Marshall comments on Inniss’ sentencing
Attorney General Dale Marshall (FILE)

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Attorney General Dale Marshall said the sentencing of former government minister Donville Inniss today “brings to an end this sad episode in Barbados history and that there are important lessons to be learnt by persons both in an out of public life”.

Inniss was sentenced to 24 months in a federal prison and a further 18 months’ supervised release for money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

The case was heard by United States Judge Kiyo Matsumoto of the Eastern District Court of New York.

“The imposition of the penalty, as in our own judicial system, is entirely a matter for the US courts. That court heard the charges, presided over the case, heard the evidence and listened to the mitigation,” Marshall said in response.

“It is the only body that could make a determination of the appropriate penalty in the circumstances. So it really does us no good to spend time deliberating whether the penalty was too harsh or too light. I can only say that it now brings to an end this sad episode in Barbados history and that there are important lessons to be learnt by persons both in an out of public life.” (PR/SAT)

Editor’s Note: The initial report of 24 months supervised release was corrected to 18 months. 

 

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