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Another person charged in National Contracts Commission fraud

Published:Thursday | November 6, 2014 | 12:39 PM

The Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency is reporting that investigators have charged another man in connection with the fraud case involving the National Contracts Commission (NCC).

He is Lambert Dawkins.

Six other persons are before the courts in relation to the case.

Among the accused persons is George Knight, the head of Cenitech Engineering Solutions, the company that is at the centre of the alleged fraud.

The other accused are Clava Mantock Snr and Clara Mantock Junior, Melville Edwards, Police Inspector Andrew Bobb and Ferris Stewart.

The Crown is alleging that Knight's company submitted a number of forged documents to the NCC to be registered as an approved contractor.

The company reportedly provided the names of several people to support its application and was later selected for a $732-million construction project in St Thomas.

The court was told that a man listed as an employee subsequently denied being employed to the company, saying he did not give anyone permission for his name to be used on the application to the NCC.

The police were subsequently called in and following investigations the accused persons were arrested and charged.


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