DPP receives file from MOCA on INSPORTS investigation

Voice of Acting Chairman of INSPORTS Newton Amos

By Kayon Raynor

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Paula Llewellyn has confirmed receiving the file from the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA), regarding its ongoing investigations into the Institute of Sports relating to alleged irregularities at the entity. Speaking with RJR Sports by telephone on Tuesday, DPP Llewellyn would only confirm receiving the file from MOCA, but did not provide any details.

This comes some 15 months after the INSPORTS board filed a complaint with MOCA, having fired then Administrative Director Ian Andrews in August 2017. When contacted by phone on Tuesday afternoon, acting chairman of the INSPORTS board, Newton Amos said he was aware that the MOCA investigators turned over a file to the DPP. 

“We knew that the investigations were ongoing and we were recently informed that the file had been submitted to the offices of the Director of Public Prosecution and I’ve not yet been properly informed as to what is the result of that submission,” said Amos.

Sports Minister Olivia Grange, who revealed that the matter was referred to MOCA while addressing Pariliament's Standing Finance Commitee in March this year, could not be reached for comment up to sports time on Tuesday.

In March ,the minister indicated that MOCA was called in to investigate missing funds amounting to $85 million, including $44 million in pension contributions collected from staff and not paid over by INSPORTS to the provider.

In the meantime, the management of INSPORTS, the Sports Development Foundation (SDF) and the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) are scheduled to appear before Parliament's Public Administration and Appropriations Committee (PAAC) on Wednesday.

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