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Jan 24, 2020

Criminal Complaint Made Against Ivan Ayuso

Chester Williams

Another person named in the Auditor General Report is Ivan Ayuso from the National Sports Council. Commissioner of Police Chester Williams says a senior investigator has been assigned to delve into the findings of the report and bring those who committed crimes to justice.  According to the Auditor General, senior accounts clerk Ivan Ayuso had “manipulated the pay sheets and may have siphoned the money into his personal accounts at three commercial banks.” The Auditor General says that during the year in review, four hundred and sixteen thousand, two hundred and twenty-eight dollars and twenty-five cents appeared to have been embezzled from the National Sports Council. Commissioner Williams says that a formal complaint has been made and as such the case moves further.


Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police

“In order for there to be a police investigation there must be a complainant. I have already advised Mr. Aban how we are going to approached this to have a complainant. We have identified who that complainant is going to be. I am not going to say publicly. I have also discussed with that complainant and request from him what we need to get from him to be able to further our investigation. He has agreed that he is going to be of assistance in whatever what he can to ensure that the police investigation can flow. I believe that Mr. Aban met with that person today and may have recorded that statement from the individual. Then with that there is the need for us to be able to collect banking information. Now banking information is not something you can walk into the bank and tell them we need this. But the Anti Terrorism and Money Laundering Act does provide the mechanism or it gives the FIU the authority, the teeth, to be able to request these financial statements from the banks and it is incumbent upon the bank to ensure that they provide to F.I.U.  We will rely on the F.I.U. to be able to collect the banking which is going to form part of this investigation so that we can flow with this investigation. I really and truly don’t want us to see this investigation drag for too long.   I expect that within a reasonable time that the investigation will be completed and we will be able to present the file to the D.P.P. for her to make her determination as to where we go with it.”

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