Ruel Reid, wife and CMU president detained in corruption probe

Ruel Reid

Former education Minister Ruel Reid, his wife Sharen Thomas-Reid and president of the Caribbean Maritime University (CMU) Fritz Pinnock have been taken into custody in relation to an ongoing corruption probe.

Thomas-Reid is manager of legal affairs at the CMU.

The three have been taken to the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) where they will be questioned in relation to allegations of fraud and misappropriation of public funds involving the Ministry of Education and the CMU.

Fritz Pinnock

The detention came after their homes were raided by the police this morning (Oct 9) in relation to the corruption probe. Several items were seized including documents and electronic devices.

The probe is being conducted by MOCA, the Financial Investigation Division (FID), and the Constabulary Financial Unit of the Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime Division (CTOC).