January 16, 2020

Former Barbadian government minister convicted of money laundering

On January 16, 2020 a jury in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York convicted Donville Inniss, a former Barbadian government minister and former member of the Barbadian Parliament, for conspiracy to commit money laundering and for money laundering.  According to the evidence submitted at trial, Inniss accepted approximately $36,000 in bribes from executives of the Insurance Corporation of Barbados Limited (ICBL) in exchange for using his position to enable ICBL to obtain two contracts with the government of Barbados to insure more than $100 million worth of government property.  Inniss attempted to conceal the bribery payments by receiving them through the New York bank account of a friend’s dental company.

Sentencing in the case has not yet been scheduled.


DOJ press release | Superseding indictment (redacted)