Prime Minister Gaston Browne announced over the weekend that the Cabinet of Antigua and Barbuda has decided to appoint a special investigator to look into bribery and money laundering allegations against United Progressive Party candidate Dr McChesney Emanuel.
Dr Emanuel has denied fraudulent activities saying that the people making the allegations are on a smear campaign because he is likely to defeat his opponent Charles Max Fernandez in Rural North.
Speaking on Point FM yesterday the prime minister said the authorities in the United States may have a case against Dr. Emanuel.
“He is also in violation of the laws of Antigua and Barbuda as well. So we are going to have to make a determination whether or not we pursue him,” Browne announced.
“In fact, we’ve taken a decision within the cabinet to appoint a special investigator to investigate this matter and to turn it over to the DPP and other law enforcement officers to pursue it, because there is prima facia evidence of a bribe and money laundering.”
“What we will do as well is collaborate with US authorities,” the prime minister told radio listeners.
He is also alleging corruption after revealing that the UPP administration allegedly spent over one million dollars a year for an office for an honorary council in the United States.
“We going to make an example out of somebody and Mac Emanuel, look out for us, you going to be that example” the PM said.
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