Funny money business in the U.D.P.
Tension is high inside the ruling United Democratic Party, following reports that two high ranking members are engaged in funny money business.
Government minister Anthony “Boots” Martinez is under suspicion for depositing large sums of money in his Belize Bank account, while Belize City Mayor Zenaida Moya is under scrutiny for allegedly securing large sums of cash from her Council by illegally paying herself.
The allegations come just days before U.D.P. supporters decide if Moya should be the mayoral candidate for the U.D.P. in the 2009 March Belize City Council election.
Anthony “Boots” Martinez, the south side area representative of Port Loyola Belize City and the Minister in charge of Public Works, has denied wrong doing when he deposited over $132,000 in cash at his Belize Bank account over the last seven months since taking office.
The Leader of the Opposition, Hon Johnny Briceno, opened the can of worms this week via a letter addressed to Prime Minister Dean Barrow, asking that an investigation be carried out by the Financial Intelligence Unit (F.I.U.) against Martinez.http://www.reporter.bz/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=3072&Itemid=2