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Inniss surrenders to prison authorities in US


Inniss surrenders to prison authorities in US
FLASHBACK: At left, attorney Joel Hirschhorn and Donville Inniss heading into the court building before the sentencing. (FILE)

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Donville Inniss surrendered to United States prison authorities early this morning and will be serving out his two-year sentence at a prison in Texas.

Inniss was required to surrender by 2 p.m. today and has already been assigned a prison register number – 70853-018 – by the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

The former Minister of Industry and Commerce under the last Democratic Labour Party administration was found guilty in January 2020 and sentenced in April this year, by Judge Kiyo Matsumoto at the Eastern District Court of New York, on two counts of money laundering and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering.

In addition to the prison sentence, the court also ordered Inniss to pay US$36 536.73 in forfeiture. He will also spend two years of supervised probation.

However, the former St James South Member of Parliament has appealed the sentence in the US Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit. (MB)