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Consular Officer under probe for allegedly selling visas for sex and money was escorted out of his post

shot0021The US Consular Officer now under probe by the State Department for allegedly selling visas for sex and money was escorted out of Guyana by another Embassy Officer. The man at the center of the investigation, 42-year-old Edy Duran was asked to leave his post at the end of May this year and was booked on a commercial aircraft out of Guyana and sent to Washington. He was accompanied all the way by an Embassy Official who delivered him to the investigators in DC. The accompanying officer then turned around and flew back to his post in Guyana.

The method by which he (Duran) was asked to leave is the clearest indication so far that Duran was in fact sent off the job and is unlikely to ever obtain clearance to work within the Federal System unless he is completely exonerated in this case. Duran who is from Mission Texas, has now been confined to Virginia while the Diplomatic Security Service and other agencies including the FBI conduct their investigations.

The FBI was aware of the case of alleged misconduct by Duran since November last year when evidence was proffered by a prominent private sector individual in Guyana. The individual among others met with Federal Agents in Guyana as the investigations continued.

Duran frequented certain known nightspots and restaurants in Guyana and was allegedly in league with businessmen of questionable character.

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