Forty-seven-year-old Peter Sangster of Cherry Gardens, Kingston 8, Jamaica, has been a local politician and businessman in Jamaica. After Jamaican authorities subjected telephone carrier Jamus Communications Ltd., (“Jamus”), to a levy, Mr. Sangster allegedly offered to help Jamus by procuring a “waiver” of payment. Mr. Sangster supposedly supplied Jamus with this waiver. The waiver was dated 1/9/2013 & it seemed to be signed by the then Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller. The Prime Minister’s signature on the waiver is now thought to be a forgery. It also seems that Jamaican law does not provide for a waiver of payment regarding the levy.
In exchange for allegedly supplying Jamus with the waiver, Mr. Sangster reportedly had Jamus transfer over $150,000 U.S. dollars to 2 bank accounts in the United States. One of the bank accounts is believed to have been titled “Sangster Group LLC,” maintained at Bank of America, 515 Ocean Avenue, Brooklyn, New York. The other bank account was also at Bank of America and was thought to have been titled “Peter and Tania Sangster.” Based on these alleged facts, the Jamaican Major Organized Crime and Anti-Corruption Task Force, (“MOCA”), has investigated Mr. Sangster for an alleged forgery and an alleged larceny.
MOCA appears to now be searching for assets that could be related to Mr. Sangster. MOCA has sought corporate & banking records for “Sangster Group LLC.” MOCA has similarly sought records for the “Peter and Tania Sangster” Bank of America account. Last month a court in Delaware issued an order on behalf of MOCA, permitting a prosecutor to collect these records. The order authorizes the prosecutor to gather the records listed on pp. 7-11 at the following letter rogatory/legal assistance request from Jamaica:¹
¹The letter rogatory/legal assistance request has been partly sanitized for privacy reasons.
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