Latest on the DOJ Bribery Scandal

If you are a regular reader of this blog you know we have been following a bribery scandal coming out of the Virgin Islands. The bribery, according the Matt Boyle of the Daily Caller, went all the way to the Justice Department itself with DOJ personnel bribed to slow the investigation.

For some background you can read this and this. You can also listen to our interview with The Daily Caller’s Matt Boyle on Red Maryland Radio.
Now the latest is that the “bagman” has been identified. From the Daily Caller:

Former U.S. Virgin Islands Sen. Roosevelt David was the man who delivered cash bribes to Gov. John de Jongh in the bribery scandal, The Daily Caller’s Department of Justice source said.

According to a knowledgeable government official who served on a Department of Justice team put in place to arrest finance executives close to that telecommunications deal, de Jongh accepted a portion of at least $20 million in cash bribes that floated throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands government.

The U.S. Department of Justice, the source said, never acted on sealed indictments related to a years-long criminal scheme involving bank fraud and other financial crimes.

The bribes, according to the source, were for de Jongh, his attorney general, Vincent Frazer, and assorted Virgin Islands legislators — all aimed at quashing local concerns about financial irregularities identified on the books of the National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Cooperative (CFC).

We will have more on this story as Matt Boyle joins us again on RedMaryland Radio next Thursday (4/26) at 8pm.

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