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UPDATE: Inniss sentenced to 24 months

UPDATE: Inniss sentenced to 24 months
Donville Inniss (left), Rev. Guy Hewitt, his wife Gail and Adriel Brathwaite leave the Eastern District Court of New York.  (Picture by Maria Bradshaw)

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Former Government minister Donville Inniss was today sentenced to 24 months in a federal prison to be followed by 18 months supervised release.

Inniss must surrender to authorities by July 30, 2021. His attorney has until September 2 to certify he surrendered.

United States Judge Kiyo Matsumoto of the Eastern District Court of New York took into consideration his previously clean record, his personal development and having come from a poor background as well as his community and national service in Barbados.

The judge said the US $36 000 could not be the sum total of the measure of the offence since the action had the potential to undermine the American financial system.

Inniss said he regretted the embarrassment he caused to his wife Gail and family.

Former attorney general Adriel Brathwaite and Rev. Guy Hewitt were also present in the court today. (Nation News)

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