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NWC Employee Among Two Charged with Money Laundering and Breaches of the Corruption Prevention Act

On Thursday, August 17, 2017, detectives from the Financial Investigations Division and the Counter Terrorism and Organized Crime Investigations Branch (CTOC)  arrested and charged Damion Oliver Simms, an Implementation Officer of the National Water Commission and Tessa Morris, businesswoman with money laundering and corruption offences after simultaneous search operations were conducted at their residence.

The allegation is that during the period 2015 to 2016, Simms used his position as Implementation Officer to conspire with businesswoman Tessa Morris and other individuals to secure small to medium-sized contracts totalling millions of dollars. The investigation revealed that Simms would control the process which involved conducting site visits and approval of contract payments. Proceeds of these contract payments amounting to over J$3.6 million dollars were then deposited to his bank account.

Both accused were offered bail in the sum of $200,000.00 each and are scheduled to appear before the Saint James Parish Court on September 6, 2017.

The Financial Investigation Division is warning that no effort will be spared in investigating and prosecuting

persons involved in corruption and the facilitation of money laundering.

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