Money reported found behind Supreme Court Registry safe
Guyana Chronicle
February 8, 2002

THE ongoing investigations into alleged widespread corruption and financial impropriety at the Deeds and Supreme Court registries is likely to be intensified following the reported discovery yesterday of a huge sum of money in the Supreme Court Registry.

A source told the Chronicle the money, said to be more than $100,000, was found hidden behind a safe.

There have been repeated allegations by citizens of corrupt practices in the two departments prompting the Government to mount investigations.

Earlier this week, Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr. Roger Luncheon announced that a joint investigative team, like those at work at the Deeds and the Supreme Court registries, has been appointed to probe similar allegations in the magistracy.

The probe team comprises officers from the Auditor General's Department, the Accountant General's Department and ranks from the Criminal Investigative Department (CID) of the Police Force.

He said that in the magistracy, "corrupt practices have been uncovered and over and over, these have been brought to public attention."