GIBRALTAR GOVERNMENT BRACES FOR INQUIRY INTO ALLEGED CORRUPTION ON SECURITY CONTRACTS

On 4 September, the Guardian reported on a public inquiry into the controversial early retirement of its police commissioner in June 2020, who is alleged to have been put under “inappropriate pressure” with respect to a sensitive investigation involving a security contract.  A retired judge and a leading human rights lawyer from the UK are being flown in for the inquiry, which will resume with a preliminary hearing this month and hear allegations of corruption.  In January, the Attorney General issued a decision not to prosecute in January with respect to 3 men, including one of the territory’s most senior civil servants, who were charged with conspiracy to defraud Bland Ltd, a 200-year-old company with deep links to Gibraltar society and politics.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/sep/04/gibraltar-government-braces-for-inquiry-into-alleged-corruption-on-security-contracts

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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