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Cash Seeking to Settle Police Search “Amicably”

Free National Movement (FNM) Chairman Darron Cash and his attorney Carl Bethel are hoping they could meet with officials from the Attorney General’s Office and settle the matter where Central Detective Unit (CDU) searched and seized items from the chairman’s home out of court.

Last Friday a number of police officers visited Mr. Cash’s home and seized computers, a cellular phone and other items reportedly in relation to an ongoing investigation of leaked confidential information from the Bank of The Bahamas (BOB).

On Wednesday the two sides met with Justice Isaacs in his chambers and Mr. Bethel noted that discussions have begun to see if they can settle amicably.

“We have agreed on a certain course of action which we hope will bring closure to this matter and will sufficiently assure the plaintiff Mr. Darron Cash and all other parties who may have been affected in any way by the temporary seizure of those items under the search warrant, that only information related to the particular matter being investigated will be in any way be used, retained or disclosed by the police so that any personal, business or political matters will not be in any way abused by the authorities,” he said.

“We have agreed on a framework that we are going to work on to provide that necessary assurance.”

Mr. Bethel said his client is a law abiding citizen who is fully prepared to assist authorities with any investigations into any matter.

Meantime, Mr. Cash who was supported by his wife and colleagues said that winning this fight is one for all Bahamians.

“This experience has stiffened my resolve to get in to engage in public service because as I said to my FNM family (Tuesday) night and to the Bahamian people, my name may have been on the document but this is not about me it is about the foundation of our institutions in this country,” he said.

“I have seen numerous instances where there are opportunities for us to improve and strengthen those institutions and once this matter plays out I’ll double my effort to strengthen our institutions to really make this country a nation of laws rather than a nation of men.”

There has been ongoing investigations into the BOB matter as the government tries to track down those responsible for leaking the bank’s sensitive records.

Mr. Cash’s wife is reportedly an employee of the BOB.

The bank has been the subject of numerous stories that have appeared in The Punch tabloid, alleging some wrongdoing on the part of the government as it relates to loans and other financial issues.

Both sides are expected to return to the Supreme Court on May 14.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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