Can criminal charges be brought against Erwin Contreras ?
Sticking with the topic of the Definitive Agreement, there is the angle of former Minister Erwin Contreras. He has, so far, refused to speak to Love News on how this agreement came about, and if perhaps he was prompted to proceed with the document by a third party. We have established through multiple sources that the agreement is not legally binding, and that it was done illegally without the consent from the then Cabinet and without the approval of the former Attorney General or the former Prime Minister. Today, we sought the views of the Police Commissioner Chester Williams on whether or not criminal charges can be brought against Contreras.
Chester Williams, Commissioner of Police: “We have to look at the level of illegality first and foremost. When he says that it was illegal does he mean that illegal in the criminal sense or illegal in the administrative sense ? It’s something that would have to be looked at. At this time I can only go by what I have seen in the news media and in order for there to be an investigation by the police there needs to be a complaint. I would have to check where that complaint would have to come from. I would want to think from the Ministry of Finance and apart from the complaint there must be some element to indicate that a crime was committed. In the absence of that then there’s nothing the police can do in that respect.”