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PNP's NEC member arrested and charged in MOCA operation

Published:Tuesday | August 19, 2014 | 8:00 AM

Chad Bryan, Gleaner Writer

Fraud charges have been laid against an engineer who is a member of the People's National Party (PNP) National Executive Council (NEC) and a quantity surveyor in yet another predawn operation conducted by operatives from the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) yesterday.

The NEC member, 58-year-old Donovan Bisasor of a Kingston 8 address, and 31-year-old Jesse Gosse of a Kingston 10 address, have been charged with two counts of forgery, two counts of uttering forged documents, conspiracy to defraud, and demanding property on forged documents.

According to MOCA, the operation began at 5:30 a.m. and saw investigators visiting three premises - one commercial and two residential - in St Andrew, where they carried out searches and arrested the men. The arrests are said to have emanated from a probe into an alleged fraudulent claim that was made to a utility company for services rendered in 2011.

The men are booked to appear in the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court today.

In the meantime, 20-year-old André Paul Hamilton of a Kingston 6 address is also scheduled to appear in court today. Hamilton was arrested last Thursday and charged for money laundering under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

"His arrest and charge is the latest in a series of arrests emanating from a joint investigation by MOCA and FID into a case of money laundering and other financial crimes," MOCA said in a release yesterday.