(CMR) Dr. Perceval Bahado-Singh, the former chairman of Petrojam, was slapped with multiple fraud charges on Monday related to US$73,620 that he allegedly obtained falsely while heading Jamaica's petroleum refinery.
The Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) said detectives arrested Bahado-Singh and charged him with 12 counts of obtaining the money through false pretense.
Allegations are that between December 2016 and May 2018, the former chairman fraudulently claimed several reimbursements and was paid the monies by Petrojam for overseas business trips that he did take.
“MOCA conducted a thorough multijurisdictional investigation into these allegations, prepared and submitted a file to the Director of Public Prosecution, who ruled that criminal charges be filed,” MOCA said.
Dr. Bahado-Singh was interviewed in the presence of his attorney and subsequently arrested and charged.
He was offered bail and will appear in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court on March 17.