Asset Recovery Watch

ARW-90
John H. O'Halloran
Trinidad and Tobago
People's National Movement official (1956-1970), Chairman of the Trinidad and Tobago Racing Authority (inclusive 1980-1981)
Canada
Location of Recovery Effort, Asset Location / Alleged Asset Location
1983
1991
Art.16, Art.23
Yes
Private Civil Action
No
NA
Unspecified
Completed
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Exact amount of recovery unknown [judgment for $7.65 million plus court costs]
No
N/A

In 1985, Mr. O'Halloran went to Canada, where he died. The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago (B.W.I.A. International) Airways Corporation, Trinidad-Tesoro Petroleum Company Limited and Trinidad and Tobago Racing Authority brought a civil suit in Toronto, Canada to recover damages from Mr. O'Halloran's estate. On June 3, 1991, the Ontario Court of Justice issued a judgment ordering Mr. O'Halloran's estate to pay the sum of $7.65 million to the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago (B.W.I.A. International) Airways Corporation, and the Trinidad and Tobago Racing Authority, as well as all of the plaintiffs' court costs. (Source: Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago (B.W.I.A. International) Airways Corporation, Trinidad-Tesoro Petroleum Company Limited, and Trinidad and Tobago Racing Authority v. John Frederick Cameron, Litigation Administrator for the Estate of John H. O'Halloran, et al, Court file No. 29841/88, Ontario Court of Justice (General Division) Judgment of June 3, 1991.)

According to the summary by the University of West Indies Library of Mr. O'Halloran's papers, in 1983, Mr. O'Halloran was charged by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago.with accepting bribes. (Source: The University of the West Indies at St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, The Alma Jordan Library, Special Collections, "O'Halloran Papers," accessed at http://www.mainlib.uwi.tt/divisions/wi/collsp/summaries/ohalloran.htm.)

Unspecified
Attorney General
NA
N/A
McMillan Binch, Barristers & Solicitors (Attorneys William G. Horton and Paul G. MacDonald)
Ontario Court of Justice (General Division)