Former Guyana government officials and gold exporters said to be on US extradition watch list

Former Guyana government officials and gold exporters said to be on US extradition watch list


US Justice Department

Published on September 28, 2016 – Caribbean News Now

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — The apparent delay by the Guyana government to prosecute members and confidantes of the previous government for various financial improprieties, may all be part of a wider plan to facilitate their future extradition and prosecution in the United States.

At least this is the view of a former US Justice Department official turned investigative journalist, with ties to the New York Times, and who had previously worked on past high profile extradition cases.   

In response to a question posed by the Guyana Guardian, the former official, who requested anonymity, told this publication that all that is occurring in Guyana right now, particularly as it relates to the forensic audits, certainly has all of the hallmarks of an information gathering process that will ultimately benefit the United States.  [Read more]

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  • Gigi  On 10/01/2016 at 8:18 pm

    So they are only going after the previous govt for now? Is this to keep the new govt in check? Not gonna happen. These folks are too greedy, stupid and immoral to avoid the temptation. Besides western govts only install corrupt people in power. It’s how they are able to have a hold over them and get them to do their bidding. The non-corrupt are usually democratically elected by the people (PPP) but the corrupt are installed through coups, revolutions, blatant fraudulent elections/US-style democracy (PNC, APNU).

    “Pointing to former Guatemalan president Alfonso Portillo as a prime example, he stressed that all the United States needs to do is to prove that a single stolen or illegally obtained dollar was funneled through the United States banking system or any other international banking system for the unlawful benefit of an individual or enterprise.”

    You have to wonder about the state of mind of folks who say this stuff. The entire US banking system, Wall street, K Street, govt officials, two-bit politicians, even children of crooked politicians, and SOME foreign govts and entities are GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY! But the law does not apply to the selected few. And they wonder why the quintessential “ugly American” who was picked to play the part to beat up on ‘dear ole grandma and sweet little ole lady’ is being gleefully cheered on. That was not supposed to happen. The American people are finally waking up to the reality of their govt/country. That’s good. When will Guyanese do the same?

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