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Former T&T attorneys general call for police probe into payments to lawyers

Published:Wednesday | March 25, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Two former Trinidadian attorneys general have called for a police and forensic investigation into payments totalling $353 million by the office.

The money was paid out to lawyers over a four-year period when Anand Ramlogan was attorney general.

Senior Counsels Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj and John Jeremie made the call after media reports showed that in one instance, a company with no legal expertise among its directors received $1.7 million for advice relating to mutual legal assistance by the United States.

Figures released by the government in Parliament last month showed that at least 10 lawyers benefitted from State briefs totaling $95.5 million for the period June 2010 to October 31, 2014.