Lynne Anne Williams accused of “Corruption, Misappropriation, hiring of unqualified staff, fraudulent accounting practices”
The Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (Impacs) is headed by Lynne Anne Williams, who took over in September of 2009. She makes US$14,000 a month plus expenses, but that wasn’t enough so she created phony travel expense invoices and pocketed the money.
Anyone ever heard of “Darreyl’s Bungalow Short Term Accommodation” in Barbados? Nope. Me neither.
But Lynne Anne Williams stayed there and billed for it.
And that is nothing, just a flea bite compared with all the allegations we’re seeing in the Trini press. Yup, Williams; visited Barbados for a 20 day security meeting that never happened and she billed for the whole thing – right at Crop Over too. Must be a coincidence!
“This signifies a clear recognition by the Caribbean Community….of the danger that unchecked financial crime poses to our economic and political systems” said Lynne Anne Williams, the Executive Director of CARICOM IMPACS.
Lynne Anne Williams speaking about money-laundering back in January 2011. What a joke!
Yup, it’s really hit the fan at IMPACS, and it’s not just Williams either. The allegations are flying and it’s not he-said, she-said stuff because copies of the phony invoices are in the hands of the newspapers.
So what will happen? Come on folks… you know what’s going to happen in the end. Lynne Anne Williams will quietly retire, no charges will be laid and it will all fade away. Because…
Our Assessment: Williams is guilty as hell, but will never be charged because before coming to IMPACTS she headed the Special Intelligence Agency for 14 years and nobody is going to mess with what she knows.
Who will watch the watchers?
“Impacs has never been audited nor submitted prepared financial statements since its inception in 2006.”
… from the Trinidad Express story: Scandal at regional ‘spy’ agency
“Williams has not accepted calls from the Express in an attempt to interview her regarding alleged misappropriation of funds, hiring of staff and accounting practices at the agency.
Several calls to Williams’s local and Barbados cell phones yesterday went unanswered.”
… from the Trinidad Express story Williams stays mum