Wed | Dec 2, 2020

Two senior FLA employees dismissed amid major corruption probe

Published:Tuesday | August 22, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Ryon Jones, Staff Reporter

Two senior members of the Firearm Licensing Authority (FLA) have been dismissed amid a major corruption probe.

A third person could be dismissed Wednesday.

In the meantime, Gleaner sources say the number of suspicious FLA files submitted to the  Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Task Force (MOCA) has increased from the 100 initially reported to 257.

Gleaner sources say FLA CEO Shane Dalling met with MOCA officials Tuesday afternoon and shortly after that meeting, word came that the two senior staff members had been separated from the embattled agency.

Efforts to contact Dalling were unsuccessful but he is expected to issue a statement Wednesday.

Among those reportedly dismissed is a director of the agency who was named in a damning letter by an alleged whistle blower inside the FLA and another staff member who is reportedly close to the director.

In the letter, the whistle blower claimed that the director and his crony use their offices to abuse, intimidate and bully staff into executing corrupt demands.