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Jamaica: MOCA Arrests Three in Connection with $222-Million INSPORTS Fraud Racket

MOCA Arrests Three in Connection with $222-Million INSPORTS Fraud Racket

On Wednesday, the Major Organised Crime and Anti-Corruption Agency (MOCA) arrested and charged three men in connection with a fraud racket valued at $222 million that was committed at the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) between 2011 and 2017. The suspects include popular party promoters Andrew Wright, known as "Chug IT," and Rudolph Barnes, as well as Oneil Hope.

It is alleged that these individuals, who were former employees of INSPORTS, were part of a team that wrote, signed, and encashed fraudulent cheques for payees who were not employed or contracted by the organization.

INSPORTS reportedly detected the fraud and other irregularities in 2017 during a financial records examination and reported the matter to MOCA, prompting an investigation. The three individuals have been charged with various offences, including conspiracy to defraud, acquisition, use and possession of criminal property, engaging in transactions involving criminal property, and larceny as a servant.

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