20 Mar 2018

PLP Calls For Investigation Into Lahey Clinic Failed Lawsuit

PLP Supports Calls for Investigation into MP Trevor Moniz. In the House of Assembly on Friday, March 16, former Attorney General Trevor Moniz gave a personal 

explanation as to the details surrounding his filing of the case against Lahey Clinic. In this statement, Mr. Moniz denied shredding anything "of value" and stated that he used information from the government to file the Civil suit.

This lengthy explanation, however, failed to answer legitimate questions that have been raised, 

surrounding how the former Attorney-General came into possession of information, including 

individuals’ private financial details, that could only legally be obtained for use in a civil case by court 

order.

PLP MPs revealed to Parliament that members of the Bermuda Police Service shared information from 

criminal investigations with Mr. Moniz's lawyers, Cooley LLP.

PLP MPs also discussed section 40 of the Proceeds of Crime Act which requires the Attorney-General to 

seek an Order from the Supreme Court to gain access to government data to issue civil proceedings. Mr. 

Moniz did not seek a court order and Parliament heard evidence that he compelled public officers to hand over terabytes of data held on government servers to his private lawyers, Cooley LLP, without the required court order.

By refusing to follow the law, Mr. Moniz abused the power of his office. Based on the evidence shared in Parliament on Friday, the Progressive Labour Party supports the calls for the Bermuda Police Service to commence an investigation into the former Attorney General’s actions while in office.

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