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Ian Hayles matter regarding Hanover building breaches referred to police

By Kimone Witter 
 
The long-awaited report into allegations of nepotism, conflict of interest and irregularities in relation to the construction of buildings by former People's National Member of Parliament, Ian Hayles has been referred to the police.
 
The report was tabled in Parliament on Tuesday.
 
The matter was being investigated by the Office of the Contractor General,  which has since been subsumed into the Integrity Commission.
 
The police is to determine whether the now PNP Vice President, and his wife, Charlotte Alexander-Hayles, committed forgery in relation to buildings that were constructed in Hanover without the approval of the Hanover Municipal Corporation.
 
The investigation will also look into whether Mr. Hayles breached the Corruption Prevention Act amid allegations that he pressured then mayor of Lucea, Shernett Haughton, in his bid to get her to approve documents for his illegal constructions.
 
Investigations into this matter began on April 24, 2015.
 
But following attempts by Mr. Hayles to prevent the report from going public, the Supreme Court last December dismissed his application for leave to apply for judicial review regarding the release of the 2017 report by the Contractor General's office.
 
This paved the way for the tabling of the more than 200-page document on Tuesday.


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