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Oct 12, 2016

Attorney Sharon Pitts also a beneficiary in Haulover land deal

In part one of the story of the scandalous land deal at Mile Five on the Philip Goldson Highway, we reported that Andre Vega, the son of the former Deputy Prime and Minister of Natural Resources, Gaspar Vega was compensated four hundred thousand dollars for a one acre parcel of prime land.   That portion of land was privately held by Carlton Russel since 1988. It was first sold to Hilmar Alamilla, the minister’s side man at a fire price sale. He turned around and sold it off to Andre Vega for fifteen thousand dollars.  Because the land was privately owned, Vega was compensated four hundred thousand dollars in December 2015.  In part two of our story tonight, we will tell you about the remaining portion of the private land.  The files at the Ministry show that at least on two occasions, a lands officer wrote that the land is not available but that obviously did not stop the deal. The parcel of land totals two point two acres and the remaining one point six acres was obtained by Sharon Pitts.  The records show that the prime property was approved for sale in 2011 and obtained by Pitts in December 2012 for the paltry sum of ten thousand five hundred and sixty nine dollars. Government also settled compensation with her for a reported four hundred thousand dollars as it did with Andre Vega. It means that in this land deal, eight hundred thousand dollars were paid out for the two point two acres of land in compensation. But there is more because Pitts also obtained the adjacent road reserve which she would in turn sell to Earl Babb of a U.S. address.  Babb paid Pitts forty-five thousand dollars. This type of land transactions that have been going on at the department for some time in which highly politically connected persons are given titles to land not held by the government and then compensated handsomely.  So while some in high places are laughing all the way to the bank, tax payers are getting the bill.

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5 Responses for “Attorney Sharon Pitts also a beneficiary in Haulover land deal”

  1. OriginalWoman says:

    Wow! Not surprised at all…. I know that Ms. Pitts have been doing this for some time now…. Karma is a b#$%h …. Glad to see some light shed on her dark behavior….

  2. Joe says:

    This is what is call blunt theft of Public funds. Was there also a case with Pablo Marin who handsomely receive also a huge some of money for a similar transaction deal in Corozal??

  3. Hatari says:

    This is outright organized crime! And we put the word “Honorable” in front of their names?! Disgusting! Looks like we need another Select Committee. Oh yeah, we have to pay for that too!

  4. joe says:

    same script, different – no, wait – same script, same damn cast! when will we ever learn?

  5. spike says:

    If true, this is shameful behavior for an officer of the court.

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