United Progressive Party candidate for the Rural North Constituency Dr. McChesney Emanuel has denied being involved in the sale of a diplomatic passport.
Prime Minister Gaston Browne told a campaign in Point last night that Dr Emanuel and at least two other former UPP officials sold diplomatic passports to the tune of USD$ 500 thousand.
The other officials have not responded to the allegation but in a statement today Dr Emanuel
dismissed it as “yet another false allegation against me since the first round did not work.”
Earlier this week he denied fraudulent activity which is currently subject to litigation in the United States.
Let me once again defend my good name by saying the allegation is false” the former diplomat said.
“I neither discussed, attempted to nor sold a diplomatic passport to anyone. Furthermore, I had no authority to discuss, sell or issue an Antiguan and Barbudan passport to anyone” he added.
He said the Chinese businessman involved in the litigation in the US has joined with Max Fernandez and Gaston Browne to malign him.
“Let me reassure my fellow citizens and constituents of St. John’s Rural North, the Mac
Emanuel you have come to know is morally and ethically solid,” he said in a statement.
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