Advocacy group Fixin T&T has written to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) asking for a probe into the banking transactions of Planning Minister Camille Robinson-Regis.
In the letter dated, March 15, 2017, Fixin T&T head Kirk Waithe pointed out to the DPP that the group also sent letters dated November 4, 2016 and December 30, 2016 to acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams but got no response.
In the letter to the DPP, Waite stated that Robinson-Regis’ apparent unwillingness or inability to provide irrefutable evidence to support her claim of substantial cash withdrawal from Republic Bank Limited (RBL) on January 8, 2016 demands an independent, thorough and transparent probe.
He stated this was necessary to determine if there were any breaches of the Proceeds of Crime Act or any other laws; especially given that Robinson-Regis is an elected public official with responsibility for oversight for such a “powerful” Ministry through which billions of dollars flow.
He noted that banks are bound by their commitment to client confidentiality and in the absence of enquires from a relevant authority (police) RBL rightfully can neither confirm, deny nor provide documented evidence on whether a significant amount of cash was withdrawn from a RBL account by Robinson-Regis on January 8, 2016.
Waithe added that similarly First Citizens Bank cannot confirm or refute a February 12, 2017 Express report by Express investigative reporter Denyse Renne that:
– On January 8, 2016, Minister Robinson-Regis walked into FC Bank with $143,800 cash.
Source: Trinidad Express http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20170321/news/dpp–asked-to-probe-camilles-banking-transactions