US Sanctions: AG dispatches letter of request ‘for all evidence’

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Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Anil Nandlall said a letter requesting all evidence and other information on the investigations that prompted recent United States sanctions has been dispatched.

And he hopes that the US authorities will respond positively at soonest.

“As promised last week, I dispatched under my hand, as advised by the US Department of Justice, the requisite requests for information statements, evidence, depositions, documents or other exhibits relating to the publication by US treasury in respect of the sanctions imposed on Nazar Mohamed, Azruddin Mohamed, Mohamed Enterprise and Mae Thomas, as well as the designated entities of Hadi’s World and Team Mohamed’s racing team,” Nandlall said during his weekly ‘Issues in the News’ programme on Tuesday.

The sanctions on the Mohameds and Mae Thomas were instituted recently after a US Treasury Department office said it unearthed fraud and corruption.

Consequently, the government revoked the cambio licence of the Mohameds and has been determining what other measures are needed.

Thomas has since been sent on leave and she has resigned from the leadership of the governing People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C).

The Guyana Government also committed to investigating the allegations and as such, the Finance Ministry requested information from the US.

In a statement issued in June, the Minister of Finance Dr. Ashni Singh said Guyana was updated by its US partners that a request should now be sent from the office of the Attorney General to the US Department of Justice, who will then work with the Office of Foreign Assets Control to gather source documentation on the matter.

Nandlall on Tuesday explained the the request was made under relevant regional and international treaties. As such, he believes that the US authorities will share the information requested.

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