April 28, 2021

Former Barbadian official sentenced to two years in prison for money laundering

On April 27, 2021, Donville Inniss, a former Minister of Industry and elected member of Parliament in Barbados, was sentenced in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York to two years in prison for his role in a scheme to launder approximately $36,000 in bribes that he received through a bank account in New York that belonged to his  friend’s company.  The court also ordered Inniss to pay over $36,000 in forfeiture.

Inniss was convicted in January 2020 of two counts of substantial money laundering and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering for accepting bribes from executives of the Insurance Corporation of Barbados Limited (ICBL) in exchange for his help in obtaining over $100 million in contracts.  Inness’ attempt to have the convictions overturned in July 2020 was unsuccessful.

Dept of Justice Press Release