Jamaica agency says staffer was target of hit men

AP News
Posted: Sep 05, 2012 7:37 PM
Jamaica agency says staffer was target of hit men

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — A Jamaican anti-corruption agency says it has received a report that one of its investigators was being targeted by hit men.

The Office of the Contractor General says it was warned that a government contractor had hired gunmen to kill an agency staffer. The agency says the plot was foiled by the employee leaving the area where he had been spotted by the government contractor.

Contractor General Greg Christie said Wednesday that he has reported the matter to police. He hasn't identified the contractor who allegedly sought the hit men.

Investigators with the contractor general's office examine public sector contracts to see if they are free of corruption. Christie has been a strident fighter of corruption in Jamaica, and his agency is unpopular with some contractors and politicians.