Thursday 21 November, 2019

MOCA sends result of INSPORTS probe to DPP for ruling

Sports Minister Olivia Grange addresses journalists at the Post Cabinet press briefing on Wednesday. (PHOTO: Marlon Reid)

Sports Minister Olivia Grange addresses journalists at the Post Cabinet press briefing on Wednesday. (PHOTO: Marlon Reid)

The Major Organised Crime and Anti Corruption Agency (MOCA) has completed its probe into the finacial irregularities at the state agency, INSPORTS, and has submitted their findings to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for a ruling to be handed down.

This was revealed by Minister of Culture, Entertainment, Gender Equality and Sports, Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange at a Post Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House on Wednesday.

“MOCA has completed their investigation into INSPORTS and have submitted the files to the DPP for a ruling,” Grange said.

Grange did not offer more details into the probe. However, she had announced last year in the House of Representatives that some $85 million in pension payments that was deducted from employees salaries were not handed over to the Financial Services Commission (FSC) which handles pension schemes on behalf of the government.

Members of the former management staff of INSPORTS have been implicated in the irregularities, and Director of Public Prosecutions, Paula Llewellyn, will have to make a ruling as to whether arrests can be made by MOCA operatives.

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