AG Armour Labels Discontinuance Of Ramlogan, Ramdeen Case A Stunning Development

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AG Armour Labels Discontinuance Of Ramlogan, Ramdeen Case A Stunning Development

Attorney General, Reginald Armour, assures he will consider every available avenue to protect the public’s interests, including – but not limited to – civil proceedings to recover any possible proceeds of the crimes allegedly committed by former AG Anand Ramlogan and former Opposition Senator Gerald Ramdeen.

Additionally, he will pursue disciplinary proceedings through the Disciplinary Committee of the legal profession.

The AG said having obtained a fuller account of the Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard, decision to discontinue these criminal proceedings, he will be taking the advice of eminent local and foreign Senior and King’s Counsel to ensure the pursuit of justice for the people of Trinidad and Tobago.

In a media release on Monday, the AG described as a stunning development the discontinuance of the criminal charges against Mr Ramlogan and Mr Ramdeen by the DPP.

The AG said the Director’s decision is said to be predicated upon an indication that the State witness Vincent Nelson does not intend to give evidence pending the determination of civil proceedings he brought in the High Court against the State of Trinidad and Tobago.

The release said in those proceedings he is claiming, among other things, that the State should indemnify him for the fine of $2.25 million which he was ordered by the High Court to pay when he pleaded guilty to charges brought against him for conspiring with Mr Ramlogan and Ramdeen to pay bribes to the former AG.