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A fake Housing Development Cor-
poration (HDC) agent was jailed for
two years yesterday for taking
$7,000 from a man to get him an
Corinne Hunte, 39, a mother of
three, mumbled "what will happen
to my children?" as she was carried
off to begin serving her sentence.
Before passing sentence, San Fer-
nando magistrate Suimongal Ram-
saran said such acts of dishonesty
were unacceptable and he wanted to
discourage people from behaving that
"A custodial sentence is necessary
n order to prevent persons from
behaving in this manner," he added.
Hunte defrauded Dexter Joseph of
$7,000 by pretending she was an
agent of the HDC. She pleaded guilty.
Court prosecutor Sgt Russell
Ramoutar, in reading the facts, said
on July 26, 2012, Joseph met Hunte
at the Ste Madeleine Secondary
School and said she could help him
get a government house.
She took $7,000 from him. Joseph
did not get the house.
Last May 18 Joseph made a report
to the Ste Madeleine Police Station.
Asked by the magistrate what she
did with the money, Hunte said she
gave it to someone at HDC.
Hunte said she, her common-law
husband and another woman also
gave the person money to get a gov-
ernment house for them. Asked by
the magistrate if she got a house,
Hunte said no.
Saying there was a housing short-
age, the magistrate said everybody
believed they could acquire a house
through a contact.
"Trinidad is a contact society," he
For years, he said, people looked
for a contact in the Licensing Office
to get their drivers permits and the
same thing was now happening at
Ramsaran said the offence carried
a maximum penalty of five years.
However, because Hunte had no
previous convictions or pending mat-
ters, he said, a starting point would
be three years.
The magistrate reduced the sen-
tence to two years after giving her a
one-third discount for pleading guilty.
EMA boss on
KALIFA SARAH CLYNE
Newly-appointed chairman of the Environ-
mental Management Authority (EMA) Alan
Bachan yesterday denied allegations he was inter-
fering with the certificate of environmental clear-
ance (CEC) process for German shipping company
Oldendorff already has a CEC from the EMA to
ship iron ore through T&T from South America
and applied for another one to add coal to the trans-
Earlier this week, someone, claiming to be a staff
member at the EMA, made allegations online that
Bachan was interfering with the CEC process.
"These allegations are untrue. The CEC process
is transparent and the board has nothing to do with
it," Bachan said.
He said he was aware of rumblings within the
Bachan admitted he had met with the German
company, along with EMA CEO Joth Singh and
Trade Minister Vasant Bharath but denied that
meeting had anything to do with the CEC process.
While Singh is out of the country, acting CEO
of the EMA, Gayatri Badri-Maharaj, said the CEC
process for Oldendorff was going through a public
consultation process. She said the company recently
had submitted additional information that the EMA
had required for the CEC.
"Everything is normal. There are no irregularities.
Those allegations are completely baseless," she
She said the process was still at information stage
and no CEC had yet been granted.
Last month a group of San Fernando fishermen
objected to Oldendorff s plan to expand its trans-
shipment operations in the Gulf of Paria.
President of the San Fernando Fishing Co-oper-
ative Society Salim Gool at the time called for the
intervention of Food Production Minister Devant
Maharaj, saying the project would affect the fishing
grounds off the southern city and create an envi-
Oldendorff first came to T&T in 2012 with a
US$45 million investment in a trans-shipment hub
to move iron ore from Brazil to China and the Middle
Fake HDC agent
gets two years
for $7,000 fraud
Corinne Hunte leaves the San Fernando Magistrates
Court yesterday after she was jailed for taking
$7,000 from a man on the pretext that she was a
HDC agent and could get him a house.
PHOTO: RISHI RAGOONATH
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