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Oct 7, 2013

The Financial Intelligence Unit says it’s investigating passport scandal

Marilyn Williams

There is huge public outcry on the issue of a criminal investigation in the passport scandal to determine what extent of wrongdoing took place when South Korean national, Kim Wonhong was issued with a Belize passport even as he sat in a Taiwanese jail. Even though it is a crime to knowingly provide information that is false, the Prime Minister who is not the head of the police force, has deemed that no criminal investigation is necessary. This morning, the Commissioner of Police, Allen Whylie, said he was away and therefore he is not fully apprised on the current scandal. But the head of the Financial Intelligence Unit, Marilyn Williams, indicated that the Unit is investigating. The allegation, which has not been confirmed, is that Penner received at least one hundred and twenty thousand U.S. dollars, for the issuance of the passport. Williams says FIU started an investigation one week ago.



“Ma’am, can you tell us if your office has taken any action in relation to the passport scandal?”


Marilyn Williams, Director, F.I.U.

“Yes, the F.I.U. under the laws of which they are mandated will in fact, actually has already started the process of an investigation. Unfortunately I am not in the position to give out any information whatsoever. The type of investigation that we do must be done I won’t say in private but not open for public discussion.”



“You can’t say what day exactly the investigation was launched?”


Marilyn Williams

“It was launched a week ago.”

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2 Responses for “The Financial Intelligence Unit says it’s investigating passport scandal”

  1. OriginalWoman says:

    Codos to you Ms. Williams!

  2. sickntired says:

    While you at it lady why you no just investigate all the rest a crooks in govt? Penner a no di onky one who di thief.

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