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LACC wants corrupt Govt officials prosecuted

By Victor Kezelee/Benjamin Taingay
LACC Chairperson, James Verdier
LACC Chairperson, James Verdier

(elbcradio.com/Liberia/Oct. 25, 2014)-The Liberia Anti Corruption Commission (LACC) is recommending the prosecution of several government officials and other Liberians.

According to the LACC Chairperson, James Verdier, the individuals will be prosecuted for crimes ranging from misapplication of public funds to criminal facilitation, among others.

Cllr. Verdier spoke Thursday, October 23, 2014 at the Information Ministry’s regular news conference at the ministry in Monrovia.

He named some of the officials   as Sinoe County Superintendent, Milton Teajay, Unity Party stalwart, David Kortee, Clemenceau Urey, Steve Dunbar, among others.

Cllr. Verdier said: “Milton Teajay is being charged with misuse of the Sinoe County Social Development funds and violation of the PPCC Law.”

“David Kortee is being charged for allegedly receiving funds from the Public Works Ministry to do Public Relations, a service that was not provided.”

Others recommended for prosecution, in connection with the Duncan Gas Station/Finance Ministry Saga, are Representative Sekou Kanneh, charged for forgery, in consonance with section 15.7 of the Penal Code, and. Bone Wilson CHARGED for negligence of duty.

Cllr. Verdier also named House Speaker, Alex Tyler, and Representative Adolf Lawrence are being recommended for prosecution for their involvement in alleged fraudulent financial transaction.

The alleged fraudulent financial transaction is in connection with the hiring of lawyers to review the oil agreement.

Senate Secretary, Nagbolor Sengbeh, is to be prosecuted for allegedly receiving US$2,000.00. bribe in connection with the oil agreement.

LPRC Managing Director, Nelson Williams, is being recommended for prosecution for allegedly awarding a US$13m-contract to the Aminata and Sons Company, in violation of Section 138.1 of the PPCC regulations, among others.

Cllr. Verdier added: “Other cases are still under investigation. Such cases are issues from the LTA, brought to our attention by whistle blowers.”

The renowned lawyer also cited another case under investigation as the alleged exportation of US$30,000.00 to the United States.

He explained that the money was exported to the US by a Liberian Government official, whose name he promised would be publicly revealed later.

He vowed that the Anti Corruption Commission would remain unwavering in tracking down corrupt officials for the betterment of the Liberian people.

 


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