June 24, 2019 is the date set by the United States Federal Judge Kiyo Matsumoto to hear the case filed by United States prosecutors against former International Business and Commerce Minister Donville Inniss.
Judge Matsumato handed down the order as Inniss made his third court appearance on Tuesday.
New York based attorney, Garnett Sullivan, remained upbeat about the legal battle. He told Barbados TODAY, “Mr Inniss has pleaded not guilty and will be maintaining his innocence. “
According to Sullivan, the evidence turned over thus far by prosecutors does not prove the charges, especially as it relates to the bribery, which allegedly occurred in Barbados
Inniss is charged with money laundering and conspiracy on an indictment which says in 2015 and 2016, he engaged in a scheme to take about $36,000 in bribes from high-level executives of an insurance company, later revealed to be the Insurance Corporation of Barbados.
The prosecutors said Inniss used his position as a government minister to help the insurer secure two Government contracts and that he concealed the nature of the bribes by receiving them through a dental company and a bank located in Elmont, New York, under the guise of payments for consulting services.