An indictment unveiled in the United States today has named former Insurance Corporation of Barbados Limited (ICBL) chief executive officer Ingrid Innes and former ICBL senior vice-president Alex Tasker as defendants.
Innes was identified as a Canadian citizen and a resident of Barbados in the nine-page indictment. Neither individual is in the custody of US authorities.
The two are linked to the ongoing case in the United States where former Minister of Commerce Donville Inniss has also been indicted on corruption charges.
Last August 6, Inniss was charged with conspiracy to launder money and two counts of money laundering in the United States.
The indictment accused Inniss of accepting bribes from ICBL in 2015 and 2016 while he was Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development.
The allegation was that ICBL paid him $36,000 to use his authority to ensure that the firm’s million-dollar contract with the state-owned Barbados Industrial Development Corporation (BIDC) which was under his ministerial portfolio was renewed.
Neither Tasker nor Innes could be reached for comment late tonight.