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Former T&T Minister being investigated


Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar disclosed that the Integrity Commission had written to Minister of Transport Devant Maharaj informing him that the complaint he filed against former Finance Minister Karen Nunez-Tesheira in January 2009 had been referred to DPP Roger Gaspard.

She said Gaspard would look into the matter on the basis of the Integrity in Public Life Act.

Maharaj’s complaint stemmed from a conflict of interest concern since Nunez-Tesheira had presided over the CLICO/CL Financial bailout although she held interests in that company.

There were allegations that she had inside information and withdrew her money before the collapse of the company.

“We will await to see the findings of the Director of Public Prosecutions,” the Prime Minister said.

“This will not go away so easily.”

Maharaj has welcomed the developments


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