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Trinidad & Tobago

December 2005 | Risk Summary

The attorney-general, John Jeremie, recently pledged that public officials would be subject to the full extent of the law regarding wrongdoing while in office. Mr Jeremie’s comments come after a number of high-profile arrests of former government ministers made in relation to corruption charges. Many of the claims come from the construction project of the Port of Spain Piarco International Airport, where the authorities allege millions of US dollars were stolen and laundered through a number of front companies throughout the world. The authorities are considering dropping charges against eight businessmen accused of money laundering in order to allow them

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