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Guyana: PS Mae Thomas resigns from PPP’s Central Committee

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(News Source Guyana) Embattled Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Labour, Mae Thomas, who has been sanctioned by the US Government, has resigned as a member of the Central Committee of the governing People’s Progressive Party, according to the General Secretary of the party, Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo.

While Thomas has resigned from the Central Committee of the PPP, she remains a Permanent Secretary in the Government. She was sent on leave as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Labour, following the bombshell US Department of Treasury report, which implicated her in a bribery scheme.

While describing Mae Thomas as a “hard worker” in the PPP, Mr. Jagdeo said she is still maintaining her innocence.

“She indicated that she did not want to bring the party into disrepute… and she says that she maintains her innocence and is available for any investigation”, Jagdeo said.

The US Government through its Treasury Department has accused Permanent Secretary, Mae Thomas, of being involved in bribery schemes with the Mohamed family and their business enterprises.

Thomas, along with the Mohameds and their businesses have all been sanctioned for corruption by the US Treasury Department.

In explaining Mae Thomas’ alleged involvement, the Treasury Department accuses the Government official of being involved in ensuring favorable treatment in criminal or civil matters that would otherwise suggest the involvement of the Mohameds in illegal criminal activity in return for cash and gifts.

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