Andrew Mitchell QC has been instructed by the Turks and Caicos Islands Special Investigation and Prosecution Team as Lead Prosecution Counsel in this landmark Corruption case.
"PROVIDENCIALES, Turks and Caicos Islands – The visit this week to the Turks and Caicos Islands of a leading specialist in civil and criminal asset forfeiture has led to renewed speculation locally that the long-expected prosecution of former government ministers on corruption charges may well be imminent.
Andrew Mitchell QC, who was in Grand Turk this week, has been described as the pre-eminent barrister in the field of confiscation, restraint and receivership. He regularly represents government agencies, defendants, receivers and third parties on matters relating to the restraint, receivership and forfeiture of property.
Earlier this year, Mitchell was in Trinidad representing Lawrence Duprey, the former chairman of the collapsed CL Financial group.
The recently released final report of the Turks and Caicos Islands 2008-9 Commission of Inquiry into possible corruption, or other serious dishonesty in relation to past and present elected members of the legislature recommended criminal investigation of five former Cabinet ministers in respect of possible corruption and/or other serious dishonesty including misfeasance in public office in recent years."
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