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Browne gov’t to offer full support to UK, German corruption investigations

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PM Browne says his government will support any United Kingdom or German police investigations into Asot Michael.

Prime Minister Gaston Browne says his government is fully prepared to cooperate with British law enforcement authorities in any investigation they intend to conduct into Asot Michael’s alleged involvement with Peter Virdee and bribery allegations.

On Thursday in a social media post, Browne said he intended to pen a letter to the acting Director of Public Prosecutions “about ensuring the full cooperation of the office of the DPP and other law enforcement agencies on Asot’s bribery case”.

Browne continued that his administration does not “recognize or support any immunity for Asot Michael in his attempt to rip off the state of millions of dollars.”

While still a member of the Browne cabinet in 2017, Michael was arrested upon his arrival to London on the morning of 23rd October and questioned by the National Crime Agency in connection with alleged bribes that were offered to Michael to negotiate lucrative deals in the Caribbean.

Michael was released, without charge, several hours after he was detained.

To date, Michael has not been charged with any act of criminal wrongdoing in relation to the National Crime Agency’s ongoing investigation into the allegations of a transnational fraud and bribery plot.

Michael has also said while Virdee did offer him a motor vehicle and luxury watch, he declined both and never received any bribes, gifts, or other monetary incentives from the embattled British billionaire.

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