Former Barbados government minister found guilty of conspiracy and money laundering

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Donville Inniss (Photo: St Lucia News Online)

Former Barbadian Minister of Commerce and Industry, Donville Inniss has been found guilty of conspiracy and money laundering charges.

The unanimous verdict was delivered by a 12 member jury on Thursday afternoon in a court in New York City.

Inniss was charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering and two counts of money laundering involving US$36,000.

He is accused of leveraging his office as Minister of Commerce and Industry under the former Democratic Labour Party government to help the Insurance Corporation of Barbados Limited secure insurance contracts.