BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS – Former Minister of Industry and
Commerce Donville Inniss is in hot water in the United States.
The outspoken 52-year-old politician was arraigned on money laundering
charges in a US court on Tuesday and released on $US50,000 bond.
According to the United States Department of Justice’s official website,
Inniss was arrested in Florida last Friday and was arraigned Tuesday
before United States Magistrate Judge Julie Sneed in the Middle District
of Florida at the federal courthouse in Tampa.
Inniss has been accused of accepting bribes from a Barbadian insurance
company in 2015 and 2016 when he was a public official.
According to the Department of Justice, Inniss was a legal permanent
resident of the United States during the time of the charged conspiracy. –