Press Release: On 14th June, 2021 DONOVAN LORDE, a former employee of the St Lucia Tourist Board was convicted on twelve (12) counts of money laundering in the sum of approximately two hundred and sixty thousand dollars ($260,000). In addition to his money laundering convictions, Mr. Lorde was also found guilty on five (5) counts of stealing by reason of employment.

Mr. Lorde, the former Financial Controller at the Tourist Board was charged by police for the offence of stealing from that organization in 2011.

Following further investigations by the Financial Intelligence Authority,  Mr Lorde was subsequently charged with laundering the proceeds of the monies stolen from the Tourist Board. The charges included transferring to and withdrawing the of crime from bank accounts in Trinidad and Tobago.

During the investigative stage, Mr. Lorde was extradited from Trinidad and Tobago to face the stealing and money laundering charges.

Mr. Lorde who pleaded guilty in the High Court Before justice MARGARET PRICE FINDLEY was sentenced to three (3) years and nine (9) months imprisonment, in addition to being ordered to do three hundred (300) hours of community service upon the completion of his term of imprisonment.

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