Ten people are expected to appear before a Port of Spain magistrate today to answer 857 charges of fraud amounting to 22.5 million dollars.
According to police reports, the money laundering and conspiracy related charges stem from fraudulent payment of salaries at the San Juan Laventille Regional Corporation between 2011 and 2017.
Among those detained are two employees of the San Juan Laventille Regional Corporation, a clerk attached to the Couva / Tabaquite / Talparo Regional Corporation and a technician and his wife. The accused are alleged to have received 22.5 million dollars in salaries during the period 2011 to 2017. They were arrested last Thursday and charged yesterday following advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions. Warrants have been issued for two more persons to face similar charges.