Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner has been ordered to pay a US$79 million penalty stemming from the FIFA bribery scandal.
The Associated Press reports that a federal judge in New York City imposed the judgment against Warner on Tuesday, in a lawsuit brought by the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF).
The 2017 suit accused Warner of embezzling millions of dollars from the soccer association.
It said he arranged kickbacks in connection with broadcasting rights for regional tournaments.
After eight years before the court on multi-fraud charges, Vicky Boodram is expected to know on July 31 whether she and her ex-husband Ravi Arjoonsingh will be committed to stand trial in the High Court.
San Fernando Senior Magistrate Cherry-Ann Antoine who has been presiding over the paper committal proceeding over the past 15 months into the 107 fraud charges against them indicated yesterday that she is likely to give her decision on that day.
Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi, Police Complaints Authority (PCA) Director David West and Police Commissioner Gary Griffith are all expected to face intense cross-examination when Senior Counsel Anand Ramlogan’s witness tampering case eventually comes up for trial.
Justice Peter Jamadar has been sworn in as a Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) judge.
The swearing in took place this morning at President's House.
Jamadar becomes the fourth local judge to hold such a position in the CCJ.
The first was Justice Michael De La Bastide, who was also the court's president, Rolston Nelson and Maureen Rajnauth-Lee.
High Court judge Ronnie Boodoosingh is expected to determine a lawsuit over the refusal of the Police Service to disclose the warrant used to search Radio and TV Jaaggriti next month.
Oropouche East MP Dr Roodal Moonilal has been denied an injunction by the High Court to stop today's parliamentary debate on the Privileges Committee report against him.
The ruling clears the way for the committee's report to be debated in Parliament this afternoon.
The ruling also sets a historic legal precedent that sees the court intervening in the work of the Parliament, an interaction which the separation of powers doctrine guards against.
Special Reserve Police officer Akeem James has been denied bail on charges of rape, grievous sexual assault and false imprisonment of a 29-year-old Venezuelan woman.
James, 28, appeared on Wednesday before Princes Town First Court Magistrate Wendy Dougdeen-Bally on Wednesday.
The magistrate was told that James had a pending matter of a similar nature.
James was charged on Tuesday night by WCpl Dane-Marie Marshal of the Professional Standards Bureau.
A scrap metal dealer has denied ever purchasing 491 acres of land for $4 million yet a deed was prepared and registered in her name.
As a result, Justice Ronnie Boodoosingh has ordered that the deed of conveyance be expunged from the records and requested a police investigation into the fraudulent transaction.
A High Court judge has begun to manage the cases of over 2,300 former private sugar cane farmers who are claiming that they are still owed a total of $103 million under a compensation scheme for transitioning out of the sugar industry.
Justice James Aboud commenced the tedious process as scores of the cases came up for hearing before him at the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain yesterday.
Cheryl Miller, the employee of the Ministry of Gender, Youth and Child Affairs, who shot into the public limelight after she dragged from her office and forcibly committed to the St Ann’s Psychiatric Hospital in 2012, will have to wait a while longer before she claims the almost $850,000 in compensation she received over the ordeal.