Damion Mitchell & Barbara Gayle, Gleaner Reporters
The case against Cash Plus boss Carlos Hill took several twists and turns yesterday. The case was discontinued, and Hill was subsequently arrested and offered bail.
It was also confirmed that in November 2010, Robert Rainford, permanent secretary in the Ministry of Justice, posted bail in the amount of $15 million for jailed Cash Plus boss Carlos Hill.
Rainford, who was the justice ministry's permanent secretary from 2009 to 2011, is now working at the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development.
The Office of the Trustee in Bankruptcy, which is seeking to recover the money for Cash Plus depositors, operates under the Ministry of Justice.
Contacted by telephone last night about the perceived conflict of interest, Rainford would not entertain any questions.
"I'm overseas," he said before the phone went dead.
Subsequent efforts to contact him were unsuccessful.