tv Diplomats For Sale Al Jazeera November 29, 2019 3:00pm-4:01pm +03
al-jazeera international bringing the news and current affairs that matter to. al-jazeera. is it over the top stories on al-jazeera informal talks of resumed in the afghan taliban and u.s. officials the taliban has told al-jazeera some preliminary meetings have taken place here in doha on a short trip to afghanistan the u.s. president said he believed the taliban was willing to strike a deal here stephanie. it was a surprise visit and is often the case with president donald trump a surprising announcement taliban wants to make a deal and we're meeting with them and we're saying it has to be a cease fire they want to do cease fire of it now they do want to do is use fire i
believe it probably work trumps admission their meeting with the taliban comes after the president abruptly broke off talks in september following the killing of a u.s. soldier in a bombing claimed by the taliban talks had been making progress up until then the taliban has confirmed to al jazeera that some meetings have been taking place to pave the way for the resumption of talks the group also recently released 2 western hostages and 10 afghan soldiers in exchange for 3 of its senior leaders but officials say there's still no sign the taliban is ready to give up its weapons in exchange for a role in afghan politics demilitarization is a key demand from afghan president ashraf ghani but he's been sidelined while u.s. and taliban negotiators meet still ghani joint tromp on stage by graham air base and tweeted out highlights of the moment apparently keen to show he is relevant in the peace process for donald trump the priority is cutting down the number of u.s. troops in afghanistan from about 13000 to just over 8000 and to help the afghans
handle their own security. we're bringing you down very substantially and will be down in a number that's very it's a good number and we're going to stay until such time as we have a deal or we have total victory and they want to make a deal it's been 18 years since the u.s. launched its war in afghanistan pushing the taliban out of power the irony not lost that almost 2 decades on both sides are now negotiating an end to the fighting and if you deal can be struck it will more than likely see the taliban return to play a part in ruling afghanistan stephanie decker al-jazeera the sudan's transitional government has dismantled former president omar al bashir his posse which was a main demand from the protesters the cabinets also scrapped a controversial public order law that severely curtailed women's rights iraq's top shia cleric has condemned the use of lethal force against protesters optimal 50 people were killed across the country on thursday
a curfew has now been lifted in the families to hold funerals there there's been more violence on friday and the security forces fired on protesters trying to torch a police headquarters the u.n. has called for an investigation and iraq's government has ordered an inquiry into the deaths. is in baghdad the grand ayatollah ali sistani is the top shiite cleric here in iraq he said that while he urged protesters to stay peaceful and to reject violent acts he also says that the country must not descend into civil strife or tyranny and he also demanded that parliament act with more resolution and in a quicker manner to try to solve the crisis here look time and again we've heard from religious leaders and parliamentarians and other government officials in iraq urging the government to do more to try to in the crisis here the fact that matter is it really hasn't made an impact on what is going on in the streets in the major
cities of iraq. who the rebels in yemen say they shot down a saudi helicopter and killed 2 pilots it happened only yemeni saudi border the saudi u.a.e. coalition now in its 5th year of fighting the goofy's isn't commenting on activists around the world are skipping school to protest against climate change today the marches began in australia and japan students in sydney protested outside the headquarters of the governing party under a smoke filled sky students in india's capital are demonstrating to outside a waste energy power plant new delhi is one of the world's most polluted cities the rallies come ahead of a u.n. climate change conference in madrid next week. those are your headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after our next program al-jazeera investigations i'll have more news in about 25 minutes.
algis harris investigative unit is in the caribbean to expose a corrupt trade in the house that funds elections. dominic his prime minister has just announced the date of their next election news right through this. our investigation reveals how the sale of diplomatic possible it's helps keep politicians in power the definition of corruption corruption. bribery. we share a former prime minister acted as a broker in a secret deal. with. the current prime ministers of germany and grenada the said to have been paid by wealthy foreigners wanting to be
diplomats something they strongly denied. status to our troops because. really hard. you know what $1000000.00 u.s. dollars can. we ask why some embassadors to the united nations don't meet the un's own standards on who should be a diplomat. and who we reveal. now serving 20 years in jail helped pay for an election in return for a title. we're going to call nixon's. july
29 t. our investigative team is in panama. to meet all of the serafin. he's a former prime minister of germany. what's quarter of her desire is just had meetings in dominique hoping to set up a secret deal the corrupt sale of a diplomatic passport he doesn't know our undercover team is filming. the real story. for a vision for him. her. confidence for this person for the. serafin thinks our undercover reporter is a middle man or a wealthy european businessmen living in asia he's willing to pay to become dominique is ambassador to the philippines and intitled to instill
a magic passport 'd. for the rich took up cos. there clearly heard. it's. only dominique his prime minister roosevelt skerritt could make that appointment after 15 years in power and 3 election wins he's now campaigning in a 4th election. serafin says he's already heard from a contract the prime minister's garrett would expect to be paid. that little. one from the couple for insulting. was issued. characters everything. written some years or months and months or so.
was 3 months clearing domenico the carnival wait for the election could be cooled any time in the next year and the floats already echo any campaigning. one band stands out there. is free booze on alpha and the only flight with a police escort thanks chris benz patron is prime minister's carrots wife thank you know who looks like seeing pro-government several belt out the clip says it's a direct attack on the prime minister. was that few it. was the lyrics refer to a scandal involving the prime minister
a criminal on the run and a diplomatic passport. al-jazeera can now reveal the full story that she's never been told all the quietly joked about. few thank. you thank you you. gave. my dominique a trade house was adventurous started in 2014 not in dominique was cough a world away. it was set up in malaysia to promote links between the 2 countries the man behind my dominique a trade house. was neither germany can normal asian but iranian raise him on for it
. ali is a very flamboyant person. it's like a magnet he has a way of pulling people to him to show him this is reached us this is power this is how you can succeed. my knowledgeable r. and his wife kiran had never spoken before about what they witnessed 1st hand belongs to malaysian businessmen recruited by only one fred to run my dominique a trade house in kuala lumpur he says they organized lavish promotions attended by senior dominique and politicians who expected gifts. alice of modern presidents all of us led the way cartier watchers jewelry we had them bars of the autograph each printed out with my dog to a tree house stepped up. somewhat ominous the value of each of those bones from $15000.00.
after 6 months of hosting several germany can delegations one friend welcome dominique as prime minister roosevelt skerritt to malaysia he came with a present for fred. received his diplomatic passport to the hands of the prime minister and he came down the hall and he had a big leverage party. mouse so i just got my passport promises going to ask. and iranian anyone for it was now dominique his ambassador to malaysia. he was the hi i cloud like. he was the king he's the excellence in calling excellence if i can call it while you. know you're going to comics and see the rules of diplomatic relations laid down by the united nations in the vienna convention. ambassadors can live tax free in the country they're appointed. diplomatic bags can't be opened. their homes in embassies combi searched.
and ambassadors a new man in. ringback one fred quickly exploits that at the my domain he could trade house office in kuala lumpur a rowdy party leads to a police raid 20 cops came out and they went straight to the office. of the office . all he did was sold his diplomatic passports and. that's when the police as well . the blonds say they paid for the house which became on fred's home and the domine can embassy we have a link right behind his house on that 1500 bucks back out there and. making a record when he was complaining. it is a crime prestigious estate. on friend throws
a house party and quizzes other ambassadors on the perks of his new job. ask him what immunity what protection what benefits can you carry cash with your back to be checked. we've obtained a secretly recorded conversation from the party it's between the then jordanian ambassador and. russia which. you are a. force for showing us. our . common what.
i think it is completely wrong to have a conversation about the purpose of guarantees that you can conduct your business on behalf of a nation state without being interfered with mark stephens is an expert on diplomatic law. being an ambassador is somebody who represents a higher level than with the highest levels of private in integrity their country and their country's interests invariably that person is a citizen of a bashful with thomas sowell of the country who appoints them. to our investigation as found dozens of examples of caribbean governments appointing foreign is as their diplomats around the world. we find these small country is often of the bribes.
we'll call high people with no connection no experience but international criminal. for some dubious reason the protection the sheer of diplomatic immunity and they buy it which is us and an international scandal geoffrey robertson was involved when the abuse of diplomatic passports 1st became known. he acted for the wife of a wealthy saudi she sued her husband for a divorce settlement in the. british courts but while we do farley didn't want to pay so how do you get out of a law that everyone else but very simple. sailed off to send to lucia and lo and behold. him he was made the ambassador to the international murder time over nice asian. and it never turned out for 2
years never. again yet when his wife. application for money. claimed immunity diplomatic immunity is a shield now that was obviously on rangers a british court eventually agreed with his former wife diplomatic immunity didn't apply in a civil divorce case. criminal immunity only applies in the country an ambassador is appointed to. a man for a didn't know that when he thought a diplomatic passport was the answer to all these problems. those problems began on the nation island of level and in 201218 months before one fred set up my
dominique trade alice. my knowledge blahs family ran a shipping business in la go on and on fred contacted him claiming to be an agent for the rainy and government wanting his help. in iran being a sanction they had problems in moving your. i specialize by remote just ticks. my knowledge banal solution to international sanctions on selling iranian oil was to disguise where it came from. ships will come in from iran loaded up with oil. all. would have entertained just popped outside. the mothership come alongside thank us there were discharged all onto our storage facilities but all of the stores out in the sea for months at farms we always saw when fifa come to china to surprise goes up. the sister ship of our lost sight of our bankers it's a direct route straight charge if you will be in china within 14 days.
after a year it became known china was buying uranium oil so they closed down the operation . didn't know it was mon fred was skimming off the profits stealing from his own iranian government. by 2014 if they were after him as an iranian citizen he was vulnerable to arrest he needed another passport morn for it would not if socks in a war source their uniform call would come he would jump in and knock of the door slowly materialize why the way he had to fire that is citizenship. as. it's called citizenship by investment and it's a major source of income for the caribbean and european countries. it's legal the controversial. wealthy families from asia the middle east and russia
invest and around a quarter of a $1000000.00 in luxury resorts or a government scheme in return they get citizenship and a new passport which allows visa free travel to many countries. on fred to acquire knowledge by law with him to dominique to buy a passport through citizenship by investment to help on for its case well our primetime with other in. yes mint ideas for the island officials was so impressed they suggested to me seeing prime minister skerritt. i would not for 2 days i was in a casual mode in my shorts and t. shirt i had to or should an appearance from the front office get myself prepared since i was going to be the prime minister. says he he did most of the talking and
reasonable scaring immediately made him an offer not the kind of possible given to foreign investors but an upgrade to a diplomatic passport conversation skerritt says he doesn't remember why don't you be our ambassador at large. state or if there is a formal ambassador scheffer a lawyer a message at large i think like i said above this is man up or to show off or to not have said to me said. are you out of your mind an opportunity like this if you decline to do it one friend say to you why he wanted to part of it but he said i get diplomatic immunity complete i don't have to be worried about it here in your hands. we're investigating whether a former domini can prime minister can broker a deal to make our candidate dominique his ambassador in the philippines and what
it will cost we'll look in your ear. or somebody made it very very closely for a little tour of the old circuit. all of the serafin confirms diplomatic passports can be bought even by criminals. you're certainly going to need overcharging for. he hates all integer his office mistakes. and so on plus there's. a. fear of education over those 1st years probably being. on the low here in st. michael i'm very disturbed that there. are. those including up saying well a diplomat for dominique a bride to un officials now jailed in america. entirely in francesco carollo
gambling tycoon designated a u.n. ambassador awaiting trial for fraud after being on interpol's most wanted list. this is. like an ounce of gold coins or so. i think it can a. mayor and those were clear for me and so it was all. so. much for all to see just. that a perfect world. and it would be really millions to do this to for my replies boards. i don't have that money go to the right place here or. are you going out here you know i don't know what are we have fortunately or.
our investigation will say takes us to grenada. prime minister keyes mitchell has been in power for most of the last 25 years his diplomatic choices don't seem to conform to the spirit of the vienna convention that ambassadors should be nationals of the country and full time diplomats. many of grenada's ambassadors all foreigners with business links to the island. there's no suggestion these diplomats paid for their appointments. oleg fire at run to the internet firm in miami. well grenada's ambassador to moscow ham's alcoa heads a global company while a unesco ambassador into paris. the weariest designated grenada's ambassador to france but never accepted by the french.
su where is is one of egypt's richest men he owns the luxury silva sat on grenada's premier beach. he's now building phase 2 further along the bay. locals being expansion into the joining cameron park the last strip of public land leading to the sea. trend of the campaign in the south of the park abscessed me to think. is a part of me it's a part of my life my child that early it's one of our national assets advantage so tap the spark. we can have a situation as happened in many countries where all the lovely sides were taken up with commercial development. residential become
a 2nd class citizen and there is nowhere for them to really enjoy anymore. their fears were reinforced in 2017 when a draft resolution to protect cameron from redevelopment was rewritten by the government. instead of having the park as a place for us to enjoy the fraternity they rewarded to see that all our terms should be moved up to cosseted the investors expansion of this project so this is worrying where the government would go into that. there's no evidence nicky suheir is paid prime minister mitchell for his title. by contrast an american conman says he did pay for his ambassadorship. restaurant a is a serial folds who for a spell operated in the caribbean. david marchant runs the financial crime database
offshore and that which investigated erik rest dyna. why would he want the diplomatic post port when you operate like rest on it as you even know you're under investigation or you know that you will be under investigation at any given time so it provides a level of security. to alert claimed arrests dinah promised prime minister mitchell a $1000000.00 handing over hoffa to swiss villa with a plan to ensure he wasn't double crossed his former head of security told me that he secretly recorded video in order. restaurant to giving a briefcase with half a $1000000.00 of cash in $100.00 bills to keith mitchell. after it was siegel really recorded restaurant it told the head of security that if
he tries to with may of going by the balls and the head of security then put all of this down into some form of legal document is that rice for an affidavit i was given a copy of that. the americans jailed arrest on a fraud in 20 is 6 and confiscated the tape without making it public a judicial inquiry accepted prime minister mitchell's explanation he did receive cash but only $15000.00 for travel expenses. if mitchell just wants to enrich. at the expense of the people who voted him into power and it's disgusting disgraceful. in part to how politicians use passbook cash to win elections really are some amounts to. finally. and the new york socialite couple friends of the trumps who held 3 un ambassador
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a recommendation for something more new mentally horrific past slavery studio scripted on al-jazeera. elegant pizza here in doha your top stories from al-jazeera after weeks of stalled talks preliminary negotiations between the u.s. and the afghan taliban have resumed president donald trump made the announcement during a surprise visit to afghanistan the taliban has told al-jazeera some meetings have taken place to pave the way for the resumption of formal discussions. sudan's transitional government has dismantled former president omar bashir is party which was a main demand by the protesters the cabinet has also scrapped a controversial public order role that had severely curtailed women's rights iraq's top shia cleric has condemned the use of lethal force against protesters after more
than 50 people were killed across the country on thursday a curfew has now been lifted in nasiriyah for families to hold funerals but there's been more violence there on friday when security forces fired on protesters trying to torch the police headquarters the u.n. has called for an investigation and iraq's government has ordered an inquiry into the deaths the protests began in early october mohammed is in baghdad the grand ayatollah ali sistani is the top shia cleric here in iraq he said that while he urged protesters to stay peaceful and to reject violent acts he also says that the country must not descend into civil strife or tyranny and he also demanded that parliament act with more resolution and in a quicker manner to try to solve the crisis here look time and again we've heard from religious leaders and parliamentarians and other government officials in iraq
urging the government to do more to try to in the crisis here in fact of the matter is it really hasn't made an impact on what is going on in the streets in the major cities of iraq now young activists around the world are skipping school today it's a process about climate change the marches began in australia and japan students in sydney protested outside the headquarters of the governing party under a smoke filled sky australia's southeast has been devastated by bushfires which some blame on climate change. in rome hundreds of marching to bring attention to the dangers of climate change there too calling for immediate action the italian city of venice was recently inundated with water with many blaming rising sea levels you are right up to date with all the top stories i'll have the news hour for you in a little under half an hour until then al-jazeera investigations of ivan up. you know what $1000000.00 u.s.
dollars can do in an election. that alone could finance or an election. publishes the new today paper in grenada he says his sources confirm the sale of diplomatic passports this helped keith mitchell stay in power. there is a gentle man who was like the middleman establish in the communication between these individuals and the government and he was telling me the kind of prices. that is the amount of passports and other official positions but when you talk it up with a diplomatic passport it was going for 1000000. and if that $1000000.00 was paid where did that money get. these that money is that the politicians would then use to service their constituency so $1.00 of people say we
want a fridge we want a store. that's where the money is coming from. a number of times i've had people approach me ask america get a diplomatic passport because they know i hang around with all the prime ministers . you know food is spend years doing business in bed grenada and dominique. from the prime ministers i would suggest the trade of diplomatic passports is the most lucrative and the. first time i heard about this was a 15 years or so ago when the prize was 25000 and i went 250000 today as i understand it is 250000 unless you're hot really hot then the price will go to well over a 1000000 the same war criminal activities and. it happens so the move desperate you are for the immunity the more the price goes up exactly.
are the suicide yeah. the sign was full a project in grenada also linked to an ambassador role. said g.s.a. was the project and acro say with a people bringing them i am. one of the north is here north very different. this site was meant to be an organic shrimp farm a government approved project for foreigners to invest in and gain citizenship. and all foreigners. are in our. united our it is our problem and. it was our doctor in law. called david was working for the man who initiated the project leo fuld so we would have employed $100.00 folks in the area that had the highest unemployment rate on the island so there had to be something going on on
the island with the needed a big rock for the election because the election was coming up the. plans for the shrimp farm were announced by grenada's prime minister. i'm so proud of what we see in the south and look forward to it to see this project take off in every sense of. the pm as we were walking out of that i said but i need your help for the approval process. and that's what the prime minister said the elections coming up. we take campaign contributions talk to my ministers how do you interpret that comment. that means they want a lot of money to make everything go ahead quickly. sarin down the swedish national was upon it and raise. the project funding both food and a colleague say dowdy told them he was offered an ambassador role saren was talking
with his attorney. and his attorney who's very well connected with one of the ministers convinced him that he could become an ambassador for the u.a.e. from grenada how did he seem to feel about this he was like a little kid in a candy store without a bottom shelf a pair of 8 or $900.00 shoes and the ground opening it had rained and it was muddy at these trips and throw in these beautiful fancy shoes. keith mitchell one in his 5th term in power but neither the ambassadorship all the shrimp ever materialized. sorry denied he'd been offered an ambassadorship and cooled it a vendetta by leo food also denied the money raised was missing that's now the subject of an investigation by the grenada government. keith mitchell said all the allegations about him will false and came from political activists wanting to
tarnish his name and grenada. it's a 2nd meeting with all of his serafin he says he can broker a deal to buy a dominican ambassadorship he's already named the price and he's caught. my producer 50 so is that 350000 or is that 45450 that is ok i get it for. he says the 400000 will go to germany because prime minister roosevelt skerritt a secret slush fund to help win the next election expected within months. not all theirs. by the us amounts. to the only difference in the. it's like to. fly a flag. you know. if you do that before.
a trip to the all expenses paid. for with. little of either of. the public's right to get aboard for their. behavior. is. no miles. off. the ship. it goes. with this series of sucking off. isn't really a more vigorous what is what will. scare it denies any corruption or illegality. indo many can ease building a new home. his family also had
a base in new york across the river from the united nations but is the apartment linked to a secret deal for a diplomatic passport. the evidence for that starts with allison. who is nigeria's minister of petroleum resources. every nigerian will be touched by the rewards and the proceeds from the white house 4 years later her last day in office she's facing allegations she looted billions of dollars of oil revenue self and corrupt associates. the week before in london she's personally handed a dominique a diplomatic passport by prime minister skerritt. a passport which could shield her from criminal charges we found documents showing a few days later
a shell company forms in delaware an american state laws mean the true owners of the company a kept secret. for months later that shell company buys the new york apartment the $2200000.00 with no mortgage. property records confirm the prime minister's wife melissa was a resident of photos place the skerritt family there. and roosevelt skerritt strongly denied any link to the company the bought the apartment roosevelt skerritt said the family resided there due to a kind gesture by an unnamed friend of his wife he strongly denied any wrongdoing and didn't ask or received any money from alice new. we've also tracked the money trail linking prime minister scare it to another
doubtful diplomat uranium allem on fred. among the documents that we've got a series of emails about sending money from malaysia to domany and specifically to a petrol station in the town of portsmouth. it's owned by the non-fan family emanuel non-fan was among senior politicians who visited malaysia when manfredi opened my dominique a trade house there he was also a key to the upgrade to a diplomatic passport some of. talking of a procedure. was to be given. got an offer to. come. he said well i've got a little sister she said. within weeks of the trading house opening in malaysia and the families phoning in emailing from dominique chasing money. she's saying
that the prime minister is waiting. this inquiry that basically goes to show that. all the dirty work for paris. bank documents show $200000.00 is then paid into the account of $9000.00 service station. any doubt that this was a bribe and it matic paul was obviously. we don't use the word bribe we'll just use the word a token of appreciation but definitely without that i mean he would not have got his diplomatic passport. the my domenico trade house opens in 2014 the year of dominique his last election. documents confirm a rally by prime minister scare its ruling party with entertainers and fireworks is paid for by the malaysian trading house as is the bill for printing the party's
manifesto. 2 months later prime minister skerritt wins a 3rd term of office 3. days after that. on fred sends his of the numinous thanks and appreciation to scare it for making him an ambassador. emanuel on sunday night receiving any gifts that he and risible skerritt called the payments entirely lawful campaign contributions and denied any wrongdoing and didn't explain why they were paid to his family service station. they were just out not for the interest of the country. i said corruption but this. corruption to the point where. their interest is mine by selling the country.
based of diplomatic passport holders is secret in several caribbean states and t. and barbuda have published their list there's no suggestion of illegality or bribes but again questions about who's become a diplomat. the movie star robert de niro was given the on a for attracting investment and celebrities to the island's. sad is a nephew of the syrian president has links to antigua unknown. a 3rd economic envoy is colombian alex solved. we've seen confidential police documents outlining a multi-national investigation into moran. and financial documents showing huge amounts into 2 n.t. can bank accounts. there from his company's full of food program for
venezuelans food boxes many rotten and invested with beetles. and his prime minister gaston brown defended moran's diplomatic appointment only when the us indicted moran for money laundering unconnected to and did gaston brown revoke his friend's diplomatic passport brown didn't respond to our request for comment. the. situation of the weather is so terrible that right now it's. in the other that's all it does a bit about this in terms of where our boats are and those as well. after 3 months trying to iraq. inge the sale of a diplomatic passport all of the serafin sends voice messages saying he's met dominique his prime minister roosevelt's skerritt. have concluded is that the.
prime minister we have had. more meds that is very destructive. it's hurricane season and domenici carries gearing up for an election serafin says the prime minister can't risk any more diplomatic disasters. there's been some revelations of persons who were given diplomatic press courts were imprisoned. ringback his former ambassador to malaysia is sentenced to 20 years in jail by tehran. the home is the bottom one federal court no doubt that he was one of the shots he bought tassie said be shot down should get the sunni. raise him and fred lost diplomatic immunity when he traveled outside malaysia and was arrested by the iranians. the prime minister has been have been is strange. very disappointing that for instance include in the former minister of betraying
him for nigeria. alison into a key appointee dominique his trade commissioner has $40000000.00 worth of jewelry confiscated this is government investigate. everything is in the hands of the prime minister. believe this after the elections of course or is that a negative i don't know it is about which. another breaking scandal involves a current dominique an ambassador to the united nations in new york. a buffet about it support the wipers the bottom. fashion t.v. covers paolo's on ponies policies. reflects his very throws diplomat real estate broker. and for. good for you it's always a pleasure i don't say. cody is an ambassador of the bug
domenico and grenada. his social media showcases his friends in high places very high places he once worked for president trump and supposedly introduced millennia to a future husband. sam cody escorts to trump when the president addressed the united nations. ambassador poti is also a link to a new resort in dominique funded through the citizenship by investment scheme. in a legal dispute he claims investors from countries covered by u.s. and u.n. sanctions of citizenship. to develop this deny that but the charges also suggest the dominique in government didn't do the required checks on who's eligible for a possible. prime minister's skerritt denies that but it's still politically
embarrassing coming from one of the many foreign as well already his ambassador has . the climate right now. in. fear and apprehension. the stick can be made in any department to clear this question. we found around a dozen u.n. ambassadors who like. on not nationals of the caribbean states that appointed them . once again there's no suggestion of any illegality just more questions about who should be a diplomat. billionaire saeed is a former ambassador. in our. this facility vincent tycoon gary is also unesco ambassador this isn't lucia
a swiss court once convicted him of money laundering. brazilian model amanda made a un ambassador to grenada never heard a follower i love you. amanda he's also polish pony's wife. by. un appeal god and i find rangers that you will accept we support. it takes the challenge reactions all member states member states don't like it but in the case of these fake diplomats i think. reputation must. palos them pony told us he and his wife were assets and brought investment to the islands grenada told us his wife amanda is no longer a u.n. ambassador. all undercover investigation into buying an
ambassadorship in germany takes an unexpected and dramatic turn bring them. all of the serafin dominique his expression minister says the outcome of the forthcoming election is too close to call. he says if we offer the opposition party a donation they'd appoint all candidates now embassador if they win he tells us to call the opposition party's lawyer. ok. ok can you say you're speaking on his behalf david. lennox clinton the opposition leader could become. the next prime minister within weeks. because father i tossed. in all 6.
lines. for any stress on a candidate from bassett i would have to be of good character and help develop dominique his economy. i just wanted to be true that you were you were aware of the conversations that o.j. had been having with my representative in panama. he was trusting so what i say how to say you're 100 percent happy with all of our votes. bernie then drafted a document stating that within $28.00 days of lennox lynton becoming prime minister he to point to a man ambassador at large there's no mention of campaign donations. i would suggest that the problem a dollar
a matter under curfew it up to discuss it in the 4 member believe that they have it so far as and saw serafin means the payment agreed in panama to buy a diplomatic passport and they've got all the euro where the commuters are. already . both bruni and serafin appear keen to avoid the direct involvement of the opposition leader he's campaigning on a platform of anti corruption. the gentleman prefers to create a buffer because he there's not one could be indicated at that stage the banking interests of the playfulness it all depends. very question that the 1st 50 percent only from agreement will be what is expected at this time. there's songs on needed 3rd country you should shun because piers just pyrrhus
lies. serafin sends bank account details for his $50000.00 fee and $20000.00 for lawyer david bruni who he says will also handle money for the opposition. could be assisted in the leader can control these are called the forms or the. pressure by fear and damnation for the maker. we've obtained a 2nd document signed by both the opposition leader linton and his lawyer that also promises an ambassadorship to another foreign national if the opposition win the election. early november 29th and prime minister skerritt finally announces the date you it shows there are more about going to medical news for. those of you so much fun.
with the. results garrett strongly denies speaking to all of us serafin about an ambassadorship calling his comments totally false skerritt says he's suing lennox linton for making similar statements. ceratin says he was speaking without authority name dropping to impress. the next linton said he knew nothing about serafin conversations with bernie and would never exchange an ambassadorship possible for money. david bernie didn't reply to up wearies. at. the end of con of the window many is marked by a symbolic funeral this is. is winning calypso is all about corruption paying for power as our investigation shows that's not limited to any one party or one nation
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