Thursday, 11 July 2019

Organised Crime Unit investigate Wellness allegations

Later post 10th August; Mark James' home raided by organised crime squad

Later post 31st July; Wellness scandal - University pair sacked, and police raids

Wales Online reports today that the Swansea University suspensions and allegations relating to the Council's Wellness Village and the Kuwait venture, are now also being considered by the Regional Organised Crime Unit, "dedicated to disrupting and dismantling Serious Organised Crime Groups across the whole of southern Wales".

The allegations were referred to South Wales and Dyfed Powys Police by the University in February (see update to my February post here).

Both police forces have issued this statement;

"Dyfed-Powys Police and South Wales Police can confirm that they have received a complaint which is currently subject of consideration by both forces, as well as Tarian, the Regional Organised Crime Unit for southern Wales. 
"Due to the complex nature of the complaint the matter remains under review."

This police and organised crime unit investigation must include Mark James, former Carmarthenshire Council CEO. As I have set out on this blog, numerous times, he has been associated and involved from the outset with the tangled web of self-interest and the key players in this scandal, he was behind the notoriously shady deals with KNS/Sterling, and the undeclared Kuwait venture.

It's time he had his collar felt. In fact, it's long overdue.

His retirement from the council was, shall we say, timely, and, incidentally, three months before his tenure as City Deal lead CEO was up.

And, as of the 8th July, he has resigned as a Director of Trinity St David University.....Interesting.

Tarian - Regional Organised Crime Unit.
"..from fraud and cyber-crime investigators to asset recovery experts and intelligence specialists...dedicated to disrupting and dismantling Serious Organised Crime Groups across the whole of southern Wales"

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Anonymous said...

Getting closer.

Anonymous said...

Very interesting time indeed...

Anonymous said...

Let's hope Mark James's comrades in arms also come under investigation.

Redhead said...

Don't count your chickens yet - cover-ups go all the way up. It's encouraging as long as the boys at the top aren't in cahoots with the boys in the middle. Keep digging, keep reporting.

caebrwyn said...

Absolutely. I will most certainly continue to ensure Mr James is held to account, as I made clear here .