DPP objects

Chief prosecutor rejects defence’s submission in million dollar case

Nothing less than a ten-year prison sentence will suffice!

This was the contention today of Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Donna Babb-Agard, QC, as she made her submission in a million dollar case.

Former clerical officer Anderson Ryan Ince, of Hannays Road, St Lucy, was found guilty by a nine-member jury last October of stealing and laundering, sometime between August 1, 2003 and August 1, 2005, the sum of $1,118,500, belonging to the Psychiatric Hospital and vested with the Central Bank.

When the matter came up before to Madam Justice Michelle Weekes in the No. 2 Supreme Court today, Ince’s lead attorney Steve Gollop suggested that a two-year sentence should be imposed on his client, as he had no previous convictions and a favourable pre-sentencing report.

However, the DPP strongly disagreed, saying “two years would make a mockery of this particular case”.

She argued that the aggravating features far outweighed the mitigating factors in the case while calling on the court to impose “a substantial term” of imprisonment to “publicly mark the gravity of the offence” committed by Ince.

“This was a white collar crime. It was a deliberate crime. It was planned. It was orchestrated. [Ince] was shrewd in the way he carried out the theft and he did it in a systematic way for two years,” the DPP said, while accusing Ince of betraying the position of trust bestowed on his as a clerk at the Black Rock institution.

“The starting point [in prison] should not be anything less than ten years, . . . not for in excess of [over] a million dollars from our Government Treasury. Not when you consider how it was stolen,” she stressed.

The matter has been adjourned without a date being set for sentencing.

15 Responses to DPP objects

  1. Ras Small
    Ras Small January 17, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    How much time yah gine gee de agents dat cahway de pplz money from Clico, de politicians (if yah find any evidence/ if intergrity legalization get inacted) and priest dem!?

    Reply
  2. luther thorne January 17, 2018 at 10:41 pm

    Your arse is grass boy !
    A woman in control Now and women are mothers who seek to correct their children with punishment, at least the old school women do.

    Reply
  3. straight talk January 17, 2018 at 11:24 pm

    Ince you did everything wrong you should have buried that money and leave it till everything blow over politicians carried away much more than you and not one in get a day for it. Clico ex boss driving bout an SUV and living in a mansion when he should be up at dods.

    Reply
  4. meakai January 18, 2018 at 1:18 am

    Ince boy, you like yuh get lost way for not following the correct procedure. Next time run for political office first.
    Were you not paying attention?

    Reply
    • 3rdsun January 18, 2018 at 8:30 am

      lol good one

      Reply
  5. Rayryd January 18, 2018 at 6:53 am

    Men with gins and drugs get less time even ppl who commit murder get less time

    Reply
  6. harry turnover January 18, 2018 at 8:09 am

    Ince ,you is a idiot from the top floor and I gine tell you why.
    You cah way nuff money and you showing off with it…lending people money,giving women money ,buying cars for women…furnishing women houses…picking fares and so forth and so on.
    Big man what you should have done is to teef it and lay LOW…get a mortgage preferably a long one so that the payments would be low and buy a car and let the payments be deducted from your salary and live off the money that ya teef PIECE by PIECE EVERY MONTH

    Reply
  7. milli watt January 18, 2018 at 10:47 am

    more dan he do more wrong dan he tief more dan he but we catch HE………. stupse. this system believes by holding a low-level operative it is achieving but that is far from the truth.

    Reply
  8. Alex Alleyne January 18, 2018 at 11:34 am

    All I can say is if you teef all that money you should go to jail. Now you want to walk free, the problem is , in BIM you are the “wrong colour” for “white colour crime”.
    Now chill and hold some DODDS.

    Reply
  9. Tedd January 18, 2018 at 11:47 am

    I agree with the DPP
    this is not only a case of stealing a million dollars, but of laundering a million dollars
    and most importantly ( worse of all) a betrayal of public trust and the trust the Crown (Government and taxpayers of Barbados) placed in him. this breach of public trust is seen in most developed countries as a very major offence. similar to just robbery vs robbery with a weapon.

    Reply
  10. Tedd January 18, 2018 at 11:48 am

    to reinforce the point
    stealing a million from a private company cant be seen in the same light as stealing from the Crown.

    Reply
  11. Carlisle Norville January 18, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    Tedd, you appear to be logical & I do not endorse the stealing of the money from the mental hospital,( N.B) he Black so he doesn’t stand a chance. I wish he had done it to one of these( Rich white corporations in Barbados), black people love to punish their own, & sympathize with whites.the slave mentality.( white you all right, black stand back), looking forward to smart black men & women manipulating white corporations, that have been robing black people for ages now, ( time to change the Guard)(N.B).I don’t care what is said about my post, people don’t validate me, I validate my self.!

    Reply
  12. Greengiant January 18, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    Criminals are going to beg God to send back Charles Leacock from the grave. They didn’t like him, but Babb – Agard is going to see to it that sentencing increases. Every woman wants to make a statement, and she will as the first D P P.

    Keep away from the supreme courts or face the wrath of the new D P P. She will be fair but fierce.

    Reply
  13. Smiles January 18, 2018 at 3:23 pm

    You know civil servants cant get a raise and unions asking people to strike. you know how far we would be if money did not go missing from the Psychiatric Hospital, the National Insurance, the Central Bank and all the other entities. You cant have it in the glass and the bottle too. Wunna decide if we want law and order, judge and jury or if everybody gine do as they like in Barbados. All of wunna who got information, take it to the right people. Big people talking foolishness and encouraging people to steal whether from the white man or government, and telling them how to hide it. SHAME SHAME SHAME. By the way doh tell me what is meant by the matter has been adjourned without a date being set for sentencing. Wait he still on bail and if he on remand how the Superintendent gine know when to send him down to be sentenced. Bring up all such cases so that with the facts still fresh, the precedent in sentencing can be followed.

    Reply
  14. Belfast January 18, 2018 at 11:42 pm

    He should have taken up politics and be invested with a 008 License. License to Steal. (override of the 8th Commandment)

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *