Panday: Amend Anti-Gang Act to include white-collar crime

Former Minister in the Ministry of National Security Subhas Panday wants the Government to amend the Anti-Gang Act to include white-collar crimes committed by politicians.

In a media conference at his San Fernando law chambers Thursday, Panday said that the offences for which Port-of-Spain South MP Marlene McDonald, her hus­band Michael Carew, former chairman of the National Commission for Self Help Edgar Zephyrine, Wayne An­tho­ny and Vic­tor McEachrane share characteristics with gang behaviour.

McDonald, who was fired as Minister of Public Administration on Monday, was charged with mis­be­hav­iour in pub­lic of­fice, mon­ey laun­der­ing and con­spir­a­cy to defraud the gov­ern­ment. Carew, Zephyrine, An­tho­ny and McEachrane were charged with sim­i­lar of­fences.

 - by Kevon Felmine

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