Ex-GRDB boss, consultant freed of 16 fraud charges

Jagnarine Singh

Former Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB) General Manager Jagnarine Singh and agricultural consultant Madanlall Ramraj were on Tuesday freed of 16 charges of fraud, which were dismissed by a city magistrate, who found that no case was made out against them.

There were a total of 34 charges brought against Singh and Ramraj by the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) and they were being tried for 16 of them by Principal Magistrate Judy Latchman.

The matters before Magistrate Latchman alleged that the two men fraudulently took, or applied to their own use and benefit or for any other purpose other than the use of the GRDB, over $9 million, between January 8th, 2010 and January 17th, 2017, at Lots 116 to 117 Cowan Street, Kingston…..

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