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Two more JLP councillors being investigated in double salary probe

Published:Saturday | August 31, 2013 | 7:56 AM

The Financial Investigation Division (FID) has reportedly widened its probe into a double salary discrepancy at the Clarendon Parish Council with two more Jamaica Labour Party councillors now being investigated.



The probe began after it was revealed that a female councillor was employed to the Ministry of Labour and Social Security while illegally collecting a salary from the Clarendon Parish Council.



Under Government guidelines, a civil servant cannot collect two salaries from the State.



The name of the councillor has not been revealed, but it is understood that between 2007 and 2012 she collected about $14.5 million in salaries and emoluments from the Clarendon Parish Council and the Ministry of Labour and Social Security.



According to a source at the Clarendon Parish Council, the two other JLP affiliated councillors were employed to the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Transport and Works while still collecting salaries from the Clarendon Parish Council in the last JLP government.



The FID has reportedly requisitioned the parish council to furnish it with the National Insurance Scheme and Taxpayer Registration numbers of the councillors as soon as possible to assist with the ongoing investigation.



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