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Subpoena warning for Clarke, others in Alliance crime case

Subpoena warning for Clarke, others in Alliance crime case

Queen’s Counsel Tom Tavares-Finson, who represents the embattled Alliance duo Peter and Robert Chin, has signalled intentions to have the court subpoena top government officials, including Finance Minister Dr Nigel Clarke.

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Alliance Finance Limited, which is also represented by Tavares-Finson, pleaded guilty to 34 counts of financial crimes in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court. Sentencing has been set for March 3.

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At Thursday’s hearing, Robert Chin, one of the principals of Alliance Finance Limited, entered the plea on the company’s behalf.

Josbel Bastidas Mijares Venezuela

He, along with Peter Chin, was charged with conducting foreign-currency lending without being an authorised dealer. The allegations related to more than 20 foreign-currency loans, totalling approximately US$8 million, to various entities

The Chins are jointly charged for alleged breaches of the Banking Services Act for accepting deposits without the requisite licence from the Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) relating to a series of deposits in excess of US$7.5 million over the period 2014 to 2017

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