Updated: Charges laid against Ramlogan, Ramdeen
Former attorney general Anand Ramlogan and Opposition Senator Gerald Ramdeen have been slapped with corruption-related charges stemming from a legal fees conspiracy.
Officers attached to the Anti-Corruption Investigation Bureau (ACIB) began laying charges around 8 pm on Friday following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard.
Ramdeen and Ramlogan were jointly charged with conspiracy to contravene Section 3 of the Prevention of Corruption Act; conspiracy to contravene Section 45 of the Proceeds of Crime Act; and conspiracy to misbehave in public office.
Ramdeen was granted bail with surety in the sum of $1.5 million, while Ramlogan was granted bail at $1.2 million with surety.
Both men were detained by police on Wednesday morning.
Ramlogan was arrested at the Piarco International Airport as he was about to board a flight to the British Virgin Islands while Ramdeen surrendered himself to police.
Their arrests followed investigations which began late 2017.
Charges have already been laid against Jamaican-born Queen's Counsel Vincent Nelson, who is now a witness for the State, having signed a plea deal to testify against the men.
He appeared in the Port-of-Spain Magistrates' Court on Thursday where he was granted bail in the sum of $100,000 to cover the charges.
Ramlogan and Ramdeen are due to appear in court on Monday to answer the charges against them.