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$14.5m allegedly collected in double salaries by councillor to be recovered

Published:Wednesday | February 5, 2014 | 8:40 AM

Horace Fisher, Gleaner Writer



CLARENDON, Jamaica:

Steps are to be initiated by the Clarendon Parish Council to recover millions from a councillor who collected two salaries in contravention of government guidelines.




It came to light last June that the female councillor, who has not been named, allegedly collected salaries and other emoluments in excess of $14.5 million from the parish council and the Ministry of Labour and Social Security.



The sums were reportedly collected between 2007 and 2012.



A source says following an exhaustive legal due diligence process, the council was advised to recover the amount paid to the councillor.



The source further says a meeting is to be called with the councilor to demand the repayment.



The source says if the councillor fails to comply the matter will be turned over to the police fraud squad.



Last October, the Clarendon Parish Council passed a motion calling for a speedy resolution of the dual salary probe.



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