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Retail Ruth held for shoplifting; ex-LifeSport director arrested in US

Former LifeSport director and Ministry of Sport official Ruth Marchan has finally run afoul of the law.

By which, Mr Live Wire means the “real law” and not those gentle State-sponsored probes that sell newspapers and allow QCs and SCs to buy vacation homes but never lead to more prison inmates.

Marchan, never the brightest crayon in the box, made the one unforgivable error for a Trinidad and Tobago civil servant. She committed a crime on foreign soil and is now property of the United States justice system.

Photo: Former LifeSport director and Ministry of Sport official Ruth Marchan.
Photo: The mug shot of former LifeSport director and Ministry of Sport official Ruth Marchan.

According to information from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Marchan was charged for shoplifting retail items at a cost of US$300 or “grand theft third degree.”

There was an era when she probably wouldn’t bother signing a dodgy invoice for such a paltry cut. But these are hard times for the foot soldiers of the last People’s Partnership administration, who must now retrain themselves for life outside the Treasury.

Mr Live Wire cannot confirm that former Attorney General Anand Ramlogan is undergoing physical therapy to learn how to put his hand in his own pocket.

But clearly poor Marchan is still pining away for the day to day routine of life under former Sport Minister and DJ critic, Anil “Two Pull” Roberts.

Marchan’s case status was listed as “presentenced” which means that some poor sap in the Orange County Justice Department is investigating her history to determine if there are extenuating circumstances which should lessen or increase the harshness of the sentence.

Photo: Ruth Marchan (centre), Susanna Haddad (second from left) and Anthony Haddad (far left) all had roles somewhere between the executive branch of the Ministry of Sport and LifeSport's grassroot coordinators.
Photo: Ruth Marchan (centre), Susanna Haddad (second from left) and Perry Jerome (far left) all had roles somewhere between the executive branch of the Ministry of Sport and LifeSport’s grassroot coordinators.

Her role in the controversial LifeSport programme, which siphoned hundreds of millions of taxpayers’ money from Trinidad and Tobago citizens, should raise some eyebrows.

But wait until the United States’ justice system chances across Marchan’s online life and evidence of her hopping from wall to wall like Chris Brown with repeated, wanton, brazen abuse of English grammar.

It would be like Halloween all over again, minus the candy.

(Un-edited Facebook response from Ruth Marchan, trading as Browne Evert):

In my defence to.article circulating on facebook wrt my arrest to that of shoplifting. First of all one is only convicted when found guilty.

In this case i have my legal rights like everybodyelse which i.intend to pursue due to the fact that i am totally innocent. I am not in jail and i am.comfortable in my hideout under the careful watch of “secret security personel”, which for their safety i will not expose much details. The lawyer dealing with this matter will issue a statement soon. I am incontact with the police service all the time for.my own safety.

Photo: Former LifeSport director Ruth Marchan (right) previously turned to ex-Chaguanas West MP Jack Warner for help. If Warner is the answer, Mr Live Wire does not want to hear the question.
Photo: Former LifeSport director Ruth Marchan (right) previously turned to ex-Chaguanas West MP Jack Warner for help.
If Warner is the answer, Mr Live Wire does not want to hear the question.

Is only so much one person could handle psychologically as it has been more than a year now i have been on the run outside trinidad due to a “HIT” placed on my life including my kids by key Former Goverment Officials within the pp regime and other former senor officials at the Ministry of Sport and the Boxing Advisor. The timing of the hit took placed a week after the.Dana Seeatahal.murder due to key information i have on its connection to the lifesport programme and certain key govt.

Officials link to it all,where the gangs were often used to carryout its dirty work. I myslef intercepted the plot to kill me on a then Director.of Sport – Mr. DAVE BOBB phone via a trail messages between boxu pott and anil.roberts advisor – keller.

These text messages were given to Anil Roberts at the times and.is then.it.was.evident the hit was real, as numerous attempts were maked to kill me at all cost.

Thanks to the intelligence unit and the police service i was safe and removed from my house to avoi harm done to my kids and i. If it.was not.for.them i.would.be dead. I am.a fighter and i fight till the end especially when i.know in my heart i am.innocent. Trust me it will be a fight to the end.

Photo: Former Sport Minister Anil Roberts (centre), ex-SPORTT Company CEO John Mollenthiel (left) and former SPORTT chairman Sebastien Paddington. The three men were key figures in the controversial Life Sport fiasco. (Courtesy SPORTT)
Photo: Former Sport Minister Anil Roberts (centre), ex-SPORTT Company CEO John Mollenthiel (left) and former SPORTT chairman Sebastien Paddington.
The three men were key figures in the controversial Life Sport fiasco.
(Courtesy SPORTT)

Since that ordeal i was forced to leave the country till now without money food nor shelter for my kids and i.

Thankz to jack warner he helped me financially somewhat and the moral.support of the entire police service. It was deliberate and wicked the ministry stopped.my salary and lies to the media. So all the millions i.was accused of.stealing i want the.public.to.ask.kamal and ramlogan where it.gone.because certainly it ent me due to my current.status.

I grew up with nuns so.i am blessed to be protected by their prayers. God will be guiding force as i fear him and not man. I will come out victorious as good always previal over evil.

I want to make it clear to the former government ministers three of them inparticular and its cabal that this attempt to hurt me would not stop me from seeking justice for all who was behind DANA SEETAHAL MURDER and the many ills of the lifesport programme.

One think i am sure about is that i do not have the many allegations.over my heads before the courts about smoking weed, murder, conspriracies to kill innocent people, drugs trafficking, gun trade, prisongate issue, secton 34 ills, bribery, foreirgn accounts, mansion and mall all.over the world and all the other gate issues. Attack the courts not poor.me for defending.myslef and.dana seetahal and other innocent public servant our try to setup to.take blame for our dirty work.

Photo: Ex-Sport Minister Anil Roberts (left) and then Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar.
Photo: Ex-Sport Minister Anil Roberts (left) and then Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar.

I also want to make.it.clear to RAMLAOGAN THAT NOBODY AFRAID.OF HIM. WAR UNTO ALL WHO.WANTS WAR. God has a.way and.a.timing.for everybody. All.who.want to kill me let it be. COME. We will all see who the justice system of th usa really after soon???

 

Editor’s Note: As relates to Ruth Marchan’s case, Wired868 still stands by the legal definition of “presentenced” by the US Justice System, which is the period after conviction but before sentencing.

Our printing of her statement in no way offers credibility to her claims against various members of the past government anymore than Facebook does. In another response, which is posted below in the thread of comments, Marchan blamed “Kamal” and confusing Walmart “exists” for her arrest.

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Mr. Live Wire is an avid news reader who translates media reports for persons who can handle the truth. And satire. Unlike Jack Nicholson, he rarely yells.

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181 comments

  1. Sure I’m seeing something else on her face! Wink?

  2. So theifing in trinidad & Tobago wasnt enough you jus had to do it in another country

  3. She is still a small fish.Why don’t the whitecollar crimes in and from T&T get same exposure? I want to hear them defend themselves without big lawyers talking for them or their defence hiding their names and faces.I like big fishes ! The rich always gets away and the poorman/womans always gets ‘shaft’.

  4. Nothing to loose, time to say all you know and time to hold those pp criminals accountable. Do something right for once.

  5. Really how can one exit a store with a full trolley by mistake?

  6. He with out sin cast the first stone

  7. Ruth god is good. He who has no sins.cast the first stone.

  8. I knew Ruth from when I wrote A Levels and I met her once early in her Sport Ministry career.
    Long before LifeSport blew up, I called her and said I was hearing some worrying stuff and asked if I could speak to her off the record if necessary.
    She agreed and told me to call her back. And never took another call from me.
    When LifeSport blew up and she was in trouble, I got emails and calls from her. Now she wanted to talk. No problem.
    I listened to her story. And I asked questions on stuff that I knew involved her and Ashwin Creed.
    And I saw her twist the truth repeatedly to blot out anything she or her people were involved in.
    I never took her seriously after that. And that’s a long time ago.

    • Lol. Allyuh like to extrapolate too much. Lasana said HE wrote A levels. For all we know Ruth could have been the cleaner at the school. But wait…I forgetting she’s only 37! Ok never mind?

    • Haha. I did A Levels at Arima Senior. She was doing Home Economics in Form Five next to my Lit class.
      Then she was just a sociable girl who seemed nice enough and played football like I did.
      I have no idea how she did in school. But when I saw her next at the Sport Ministry, she told me she had gotten some sort of sport scholarship to study in Cuba.
      I was genuinely proud of her too.
      But somewhere in the bowels of the Sport Ministry, the friendly, normal girl who loved football morphed in something else.
      And now she has a charge for shoplifting and is paranoid about hitmen.
      I only knew her on a superficial level. But I really don’t see any of the girl I thought I saw left.

    • It’s such a pity though because she sounds like she had a bright future. She made some bad choices and clearly was out of her depth with the likes of Creed and Anil. They obviously saw something in her which could have been exploited. A valuable lesson to be learnt. Don’t lie down with dogs.

    • Orrrrrr. I wanna know! ! And yea boy Rose-Marie Ingrid Lemessy-Forde we really jump d gun boy ?

    • Maybe if I knew her better I would have sung a different tune eh Rose-Marie Ingrid Lemessy-Forde.
      Like Sancho. I was surprised with him at first. But when I thought about it. Not really.

    • They saw a weakness and exploited it. And now she is off her rocker in the wilderness.

    • Her story seems really tragic. If she goes down I hope others go down with her.

    • I would have happily written her real story. But these days I wonder if she can even recognize the truth anymore.
      Every Time I spoke to her she lied repeatedly as if I wouldn’t know.
      Maybe one day she will be ready to be honest. Until then, the other journalists can have her.

    • A journalist can never afford to have one source or even two sources who know you talk to them both.
      It is too easy for them to slip you lies that way. And too hard to decipher what the truth is.
      Young journalists should take note. That’s why after two decades I’ve never faced a lawsuit despite writing so many incendiary pieces.

  9. Make a plead deal say you know who killed Dana.

  10. Deported back to the US or TnT Paula Trini Ayoung?

  11. When you run with dogs you get bitten by fleas

  12. The extent of criminal activity that occurred in lifesport under the PPG is truly mind boggling indeed …… The modus operandi clearly mimicked that of the Mafia in New York and Chicago on a much smaller scale of course ….. With absolutely no one from the former administration being held accountable to date.

  13. I doh live in Orlando. But she got to hide out for free at least for a little time in Orlando courtesy of the Hreat State of Florida.

  14. Living in Orlando so long and first time going in to Walmart? Chandani, you coulda accommodated her….lol

  15. Lol. Exiting even through the wrong door without paying? Why yuh trying to leave without going through the cashier?

  16. Seems like she shut down her FB page now. It’s probably the best thing she has done all year. Next scamps to expose and jail are Anil Roberts and Ashwyn Creed.

  17. She, Ruth Marchan aka Browne Evert, needs to shut up. She needs to plead guilty pay the fine of about $5000 for failure to appear and $500 for the robbery. No doubt that Walmart has her movements from the moment she entered the store so she cannot get out of that one. US immigration might deport her and ban her from coming back.

  18. She, Ruth Marchan aka Browne Evert, needs to shut up. She needs to plead guilty pay the fine of about $5000 for failure to appear and $500 for the robbery. No doubt that Walmart has her movements from the moment she entered the store so she cannot get out of that one. US immigration might deport her and ban her from coming back.

  19. Birds of ah feather f…ck together

  20. I think Ruth thought she was still in Trinidad. …. Welcome to the United States of America

  21. That defense about Walmart being big is a joke. With all the cameras in Walmart they can tell you had intent to rob them. They can monitor your every move from the moment you arrived at their doors. She is making too many mistakes. Talking too much! Threatening people with Karma consequences! One of her big NO-NOs was failing to appear in court for this shoplifting (in reality aka robbery) offense. Now instead of facing a fine of about $500 US if found guilty, she will have to pay an additional $5000 US for failure to appear when found guilty. But with all the money she and Creed collected, or should I say siphoned, during the ‘Bring Sports To The Rural Areas’ project paying those fines should not be a problem! Except she might be deported back to the US and banned from re-entering US borders for life.

  22. Freudian slip within the rant

  23. Me too. Hahahahaha! But I believe that if you write it, THEY will come.

  24. Would love to hear who your target audience for that novel would be Michael Samuel! Lol

  25. I’m now thinking of writing a full novel using this Marchanian English style. It oddly reminds me of Chaucer on tainted ganja.

  26. If it isn’t nailed down they’ll take it and if it is nailed down they’ll take it along with what it’s nailed down to!

  27. Like is r virus with these unc people hahaha look thing

  28. I didn’t know Amery Browne possess such a good sense of humour.

  29. Her comments remind me of a certain scene:

  30. Lasana Liburd I am curious to find out how someone who writes like Ruth Marchan ended up with the position she held. Or is that just her fb speak?

  31. Lol. You think that’s her problem Vernal Damion Cadogan? ????

  32. This woman obviously did not listen to her Miranda rights, it includes the right to remain silent to protect you from unfair prosecution as well as making yuh-self look like ah arse!

  33. Hahaha. Typical Vernal Damion Cadogan, sticking up for his devious emblem of capitalism against the honour of one of Trinidad and Tobago’s fine civil servants! ???

  34. Well, if she really believes that “Kamal” built the “exists” at Walmart for the purpose of trapping her with unpaid items on her person…
    All I can say is I hope she finds Colm’s hacker while she is at it!! ???

  35. This is why when reading you your Miranda rights it includes the tight to remain silent.

    A five year old can navigate a Wal-Mart on her first visit ….. and how “kamal” come een dis? LOL

  36. Following her chain of thought, apparently “Kamal” built the “exists” at Walmart.
    Always knew there was something shady about Walmart! ???

  37. Somebody say she looking like she on drugs
    Would explain erratic typing

  38. She’s sounding as dumb as Marcia Braveboy blaming others for her demise. From what I saw that woman was arrested twice once in May and the other in September. All this info she’s claiming to have why don’t she go to the authorities with it? I believe hard time hit her and she’s shoplifting to survive. One can see the hard time on her face.

  39. She’s releasing too much info …intelligent discretion should be a preferred notion

  40. eh?…wat?..ahmmm?…ok if yuh say so..

  41. Seems that she failed to appear and that is why she was jailed. Secondly, her original charge was grand theft but seems to have been reduced.

  42. In another un-edited Ruth Marchan AKA Browne Evert post, she appears to blame confusing Walmart exits and Kamla for her shoplifting arrest:
    Marchan: “Gal i fedup of.them.fucker now. Try get this to.tv6 news for.me and.other stations. I was innocently at walmart and end up going.through a.wroyng exist door as their are many exist. You know.walmart is huge and te security guard told me i breach them.rules by going through thay exist. It was my first time in walmart and if you.have nobody to move around with it could be problems of all sort. That is kamal.behind that but i will sink all.them ass quicker. Them.vex because i cause them the elections too so is tit for tac. But with me is war verna you know.me good. Just use our tennis medi link and get to the media underlow. The gang done sellout all of them nasty ministers involvement.”

  43. Sad times 4 u lady u in orange County lord Father Help her sad sad sad sad sad sad

  44. ” Retrain themselves for life outside the treasury ” well said .

  45. Well i missed a lot that is known here, but i know the last pic i saw of her was totally different! I’m now ketching up from all these comments.

  46. Shoplifting? why, money run out? or maybe she couldn’t get enough US $$ to buy in Trinidad.

  47. Lasana, I have seen many a face that speaks to hard drug use, I could be wrong but this is a different look compared to 1 year ago.

  48. …well T&T will unfortunately have her back, soon…deported.

  49. Have you, Lasana Liburd, read Ruth Marchan’s aka Browne Evert’s response to this report of her arrest?

    • Just did. The case status listed for her matter is presentenced. And she should know fully well what that means.
      So only the US justice system can correct that. She has a history for half truths, quarter truths and no truths at all.
      Clearly her “safe house” isn’t keeping her safe enough.
      I will publish her view still. ?

  50. Wireed is the voice of the Chimp party

  51. May I ask the civil servants out there in Facebook land a question? Is it that easy to get checks signed in the civil service? Why does it take so long to get VAT refunds? Doesn’t the process mean that some accounting officers like AO’s and Permanent Secretaries and the clerks who make up the vouchers are also liable or on the take? Are they still at work ? Do they ever get suspended? Are they able to do the sort of thievery that is alleged still? Many thanks.

  52. Once a thief always a thief. Only this time the justice system caught up with her! Well done United States, if only Trinidad can follow suit!

    • oho. hmmmmm…so no one else sees her physical transformation as depicted in the live wire: from rosy and rotund to hard and gaunt. where is Vernal’s many memes to clamp mout shut.

      sad though and puzzling for all that money she supposedly…

    • A lot of that money was eventually spent on bodyguards right in Trinidad. Word on the street was that thugs were extorting her to protect her from other thugs.
      She thought she was a heavy roller once. But she was always out of her depth.

  53. I looked at Leslie-Ann link. I cyah believe Ruth is only 37! All that flicking money she tief and she looking like she was seeing hard times!

  54. Remember Jack is her friend. Birds of a feather flock together.

  55. No prank. That’s her mug shot

  56. Hope she tells the wardens that she wants the Golden Grove Facebook package. 😉

  57. Getting a political appointment to a job you’re not qualified for denotes a “criminal mastermind ” now? Well alrighty then. Go figure

  58. Wait! This is the same person who said others were trying to assassinate her?

  59. she was sleep playing GTA Miami

  60. Did Jack help her get to the US?

  61. Doh hold notting back Vernal Damion Cadogan! Lol

  62. Leslie-Ann Boisselle we believed Lasana Liburd inno

  63. Is this Evert Browne, if this article is true, sad day for her, dont feel u can do wrong things in uncle Sam country and get away with it, and look where Orange County, Lord we in d media again. Nah man

  64. Is this Evert Browne, if this article is true, sad day for her, dont feel u can do wrong things in uncle Sam country and get away with it, and look where Orange County, Lord we in d media again. Nah man

  65. Hmmm wasn’t she the one who was recently living in a “safe house provided by a certain Mr Warner”? Maybe she deliberately got caught so that she could scout appropriate living facilities in the system for a future guest?

  66. She passed for a criminal mastermind in Trini………mmmm….mm…mm….mmmm

  67. What shit you telling me, big hard back woman like that? Nah man I refuse to believe this story.

  68. Had one encounter with this woman …shortly after I was not the least bit surprised at everything that happened to her thereafter

  69. Isn’t this the same one who was posting about all who going down how she have so much info the same one JW was hiding in a safe place? Well well hmmmm!

  70. yuh could run..but yuh sure kar hide..(d tings yuh tief)..

  71. I must not comment, I must not comment, I must not comment, I must not comment ……….

  72. Anthony Morgan Beach I thought she was still in Jack safe house?

  73. Oh boy… well look ting! Isn’t Ruth Marchan and Browne Evert the same person on Facebook?

  74. Lasana Liburd, doesn’t she go by the Face Book name of Browne Evert, now?

  75. Look trouble now papa. Look who

  76. Lasana, if she was still in the group we may have heard that before.. maybe she would have told us 😀

  77. What the hell???? Why she just didn’t sell the BMW?

  78. I wonder what the people who found her FB posts credible will think now.

  79. Look what Anil bring this poor woman to boy. Ahhhhh

  80. But is Ruth will go in d peepul place and teef!!!!

  81. What I really reading here? Karma really don’t sleep.

  82. “Mr Live Wire cannot confirm that former Attorney General Anand Ramlogan is undergoing physical therapy to learn how to put his hand in his own pocket.” ????

  83. Scotty Ranking

    Oh, how I will (NOT) miss those rambling, convoluted, nonsensical blog replies and Facebook posts. Perhaps when the Sentencing Committee sees her past works, they’ll deny her Internet privileges as well!

  84. These were special people hand-picked for that ministry?

  85. All the fellas in the Grove gotta do is make a link up with someone in Orange County and she duck is deep fried and curried.

  86. “Who must retrain themselves to live outside the Treasury” … I guess she picked up the wrong type of training.