Jury Hears Of Ex-Barbados Official's Purported Corruption

Law360, New York (January 13, 2020, 6:56 PM EST) -- Jurors on Monday heard of “lies, corruption and greed” as the trial began for a former Barbados government official accused of laundering money from bribes he took while steering state contracts to an insurance company.

During opening statements before U.S. District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto in Brooklyn, an attorney for the government, Gerald Moody, said Barbados' former minister of industry Donville Inniss used his position to “cash in and sell out.”

“The evidence will show you how the defendant abused his power and betrayed the trust of the Barbadian people,” Moody told the jury.

Inniss, once a member of Barbados' parliament, is...

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