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Inniss to be sentenced today

Inniss to be sentenced today
Donville Inniss (FILE)

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Former Government minister Donville Inniss will appear in a New York court to be sentenced today.

Inniss, the 55-year-old former minister of Government, is scheduled to appear before United States Judge Kiyo Matsumoto in the Eastern District Court of New York to hear his fate on two counts of money laundering and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering.

He was convicted 15 months ago and also fined US$36 000, the exact amount of money he received in bribe payments from the Insurance Corporation of Barbados Ltd (ICBL).

Inniss was first charged in August 2018 and found guilty of the three counts in January 2020.

The prosecution is recommending a sentence between five to eight years, but his legal team is asking for a probationary sentence and extensive community service. Whatever the outcome of today’s sentencing, the defence will be appealing. (SAT)

Inniss to be sentenced today