Some $60,000 has been earmarked to fund the experts who have been hired to assist local police with the criminal investigations into the failed $7.2 million BVI Airways deal.
This is according to the Office of the Governor who said government will be shouldering the expense.
“We don’t expect all £60,000 to be needed, that’s just the max figure,” the Governor’s Office said in response to recent inquiries from BVI News.
The experts were hired after Police Commissioner Michael Matthews made a request to the National Security Council for independent financial investigators to assist with the probe.
In a previous statement, Governor Jaspert had indicated that once this investigation has concluded, further investigations can commence into “any potential breach of rules and regulations by public officers”.
These investigations were prompted based on the findings inside the Auditor General’s special report on the controversial BVI Airways deal.
The Auditor General’s report has suggested that a number of negligent acts from government officials involved in the BVI Airways deal contributed to many of the decisions that resulted in taxpayers losing $7.2 million in the project.
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