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Employee from Ministry of Finance detained by FBI

A Belizean public officer was detained and charged in the United States by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI).  Reynaldo Verde, an employee in the Ministry of Finance was on his way home after attending several meetings abroad.  Love News understands that he was detained upon his arrival in Washington due to allegations of extortion.  Love News spoke with the Financial Secretary, Joseph Waight who confirmed what transpired.

Unconfirmed reports indicate that the charges are in connection with business done with a company called Orchid Bay.  Verde will have to remain in the United States and retain legal services once the matter comes up in the courts.  We are following this story.