Former Petrojam chairman arrested

3 years ago

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Dr Perceval Bahado-Singh, the former chairman of Petrojam, has been arrested and charged by detectives from the Major Organised Crime & Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA)

Bahado-Singh has been charged with 12 counts of Obtaining Money by Means of False Pretense.

The allegations are that between December 2016 and May 2018, Dr Bahado-Singh, fraudulently claimed several reimbursements and was paid monies by Petrojam for overseas business trips that he did not attend. The false claims over the period amounted to US$73,620.00.

MOCA said that it conducted a thorough multijurisdictional investigation into these allegations, prepared and submitted a file to the Director of Public Prosecution, who ruled that criminal charges be filed.

Dr Bahado-Singh was interviewed in the presence of his attorney and subsequently arrested and charged by MOCA detectives. He was later offered bail. He is booked to appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court Wednesday March 17.

Bahado-Singh resigned as chairman of Petrojam in 2018 af­ter rev­e­la­tions of fi­nan­cial ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties at the Sta­te­-owned oil re­fin­ery.