Rowley cleared in Miami bank account probe, for now

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 18:15

Preliminary findings by the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) have cleared Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley of any wrongdoing in relation to allegations of financial improprieties.

During his contribution to the budget debate on October 9th, 2018, Oropouche East MP Dr Moonilal said he visited banking institutions in Miami where he retained emails and documents which revealed Rowley received funds from the A&V Drilling fake oil scandal.

He called out banking account numbers and named Dr Rowley and former People’s National Movement (PNM) candidate for Siparia, Vidya Deokiesingh.

This morning at the Weekly Police Media Briefing, Police Commissioner Gary Griffith said when the matter was brought to its attention the TTPS launched an investigation.

He said, “the initial preliminary findings has stated that in regards to the allegation made by that Member of Parliament on the Honourable Prime Minister, the preliminary finding revealed there was no nexus between the subject and the account t number identified in that case summary based on the account.”

He went to say that “there was no identified transaction between the subject and the other subjects identified.”

Head of the TTPS Financial Intelligence Branch Supt (ag) Wendell Lucas who was also in attendance said the matter is still ongoing and has not been “closed.”

Reporter: Chester Sambrano