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Danville Walker back in court

Published:Friday | June 15, 2012 | 9:06 AM

Jerome Reynolds, Gleaner Writer

Former Commissioner of Customs Danville Walker is to return to court today for allegedly breaching the Contractor General's Act.

Walker is charged with failure to comply within the prescribed time with a request from the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) and obstructing an investigation of the Office.

He was charged following a ruling by the Director of Public Prosecutions, after the Contractor General wrote to her complaining about Walker’s lack of cooperation in a probe into breaches by the Customs Department.

The Customs Department had approved the export of scrap metal in contravention of a ministerial order.

The former customs boss had questioned the OCG authority under the Contractor General’s Act to probe the Customs Department and took the matter to Supreme Court.

However, the application was dismissed.

He appealed and the Court of Appeal turned down his application.