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Financial Investigation Division Celebrates Half-A-Million US Dollar Forfeiture Conclusion
Date: November 24, 2015

The Financial Investigation Division (FID) is celebrating conclusion of a Forfeiture Application for over half-a-million US dollars and J$1.3 million. Published:Saturday | November 21, 2015 The FID says it represents one of the most significant sums of money to be forfeited to the Crown in several years. It says the […]

POCA Pleas Under Review
Date: October 2, 2015

THE EDITOR, Sir: Please allow the Financial Investigations Division to contribute to recent discussions in the media relating to the agency’s powers to restrain assets under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA). The first thing to note is that the agency carries out its function in accordance with what the […]

91-year-old American fleeced of US $106,000 by Jamaican lotto scammers
Date: October 14, 2014

Four arrested in St James, Hanover Friday, October 10, 2014 | 5:35 PM KINGSTON, Jamaica — Four persons have been arrested in St James and Hanover on suspicion of involvement in the lotto scam. The four are Jermaine Watson, 30, of Montego Bay, St James; Judian James, 25, and Horatio […]

Slow court system delaying sale of $2 billion in seized assets
Date: September 11, 2014

BY KARYL WALKER Editor – Crime/Court Desk Thursday, September 11, 2014 Chief Technical Director of the Financial Investigation Division Justin Felice (right) in discussion with president of the Jamaica Bankers Association, Maureen Hayden-Cater (centre) and Jamaica Bankers Association Anti-Fraud Committee representative, Stacey Ann Escoe, at yesterday’s anti-fraud seminar at […]

Corruption clampdown – Senior public officials face money-laundering probe
Date: September 4, 2014

Published: Thursday | September 4, 2014 Outgoing FID boss Justin Felice Livern Barrett, Gleaner Writer SEVERAL JAMAICAN public officials are now being investigated for money laundering as the Financial Investigations Division (FID), begins to take an interest in the billions of dollars expended on Government projects in recent years. Outgoing […]