Ex-Officials Listed – As Govt Demands Restitution, Or…

Amidst massive public criticisms on why the George Weah Government refused to audit previous government, the Ministry of Justice yesterday released what it considered “a partial official List of individuals and institutions investigated and Audited by the LACC and the GAC who were found liable” and are hereby mandated by the office of the State Prosecutor to unconditionally restitute stated funds to the Government of Liberia to avert possible prosecution.

In an interview with Sayma Syrenius Cephus,  Pursuant to the Letter Patent granted Cllr. Arthur T. Johnson as State Prosecutor of the Republic of Liberia to practice and prosecute cases on behalf of the Government and people of Liberia, he has, with the consent and approval of the office of the Minister of Justice & Attorney-General of the Republic of Liberia, constituted a team of professional Criminal Investigators and Prosecuting Attorneys called the “ASSETS RECOVERY TEAM” (ART) headed by Cllr. Johnson.

The team has begun a holistic review of all of the final investigative and audit reports and has declared the within named individuals and institutions as “Persons or institutions of Interest,” and are therefore inviting them as of the publication of this notice to provide further clarifications regarding the unaccountability of monies contained in the audit and investigative reports.

Further, the office of the State Prosecutor hereby mandates the ASSETS RECOVERY TEAM (ART) as part of the new dispensation, to pursue the course of restitution as a way of recovering unconditionally all of the monies unaccounted for, and possible criminal prosecution will be pursued only  in the event where a negotiated settlement is not made. In that event, the senior state prosecutor said the drawing up of an indictment and the petitioning of Court to Freeze or Seize asserts would become inevitably imperative as the last resort.

Cllr. Cephus said  finally “the State Prosecutor’s office reserves all rights under the law to order or cause to order the immediate and unconditional arrest and detention of any would-be “person of interest” without any further notice, if and only if it becomes clear that the would-be  “Person(s) of Interest” has/have engaged or is/are attempting to engage in any conduct incompatible with the behavior of a law abiding and  responsible citizen or is, as the office may consider, trying to undermine or impede the  work of the Assets Recovery Team (ART)”

See BELOW Justice Ministry’s partial official list of individuals and institutions investigated and audited by the LACC and GAC who were allegedly found liable:

 

 

  1. LISTING OF GAC REPORTS RECEIVED FOR THE YEAR ENDED JULY 1, 2012 TO JUNE 30, 2017
No. Name of Ministry/Agency Audit Report Date Amount

LRD                          USD

Patrick Sendolo,

Jenkins O. Atuanya,

Sam Russ

Zack Sharp,

Stephen Dorbor,

Henry K. Sambola,

Goergy Miller,

Williams Hines,

Samuel Semerville,

Boiyan K. Kpakolo,

Sylvester N. Sieh

1. Lands, Mines & Energy Financial Statements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 1, 2012    

628,139.99

314,004.66

 

June 30, 2013     53,925.93
June 30, 2014     62,068.70
June 30, 2015   136,739.90
June 30, 2016

 

 

    78,595.00

 

 

Norwegian Fund (Grant)         6,00.00 Patrick Sendolo
      *1,279,492.18  
2. LEITI Assessments and collections of revenue by LRA and Supervising Ministries and Agencies June 30, 2015/2016     65,937.40  
3. National Housing Authority (a)  Financial Records

(b)  Financial and Administrative Operations

(c)  Financial Statements

June 30, 2013 11,977,704.00

 

 

 

 

149,000.00

 

 

         27,322.57

288,355.45

8,674

2,287.87

2,567

110,517.30

      

      

Samuel Thompson,

Amos Sackie,

Gyude Allison

Stanley Kparkillen,

Vicent Goi,

Herman Jones

June 30, 2014   52,752.00

494,088.00

*12,673,544

12,227.50

3,602.30

7,510.00

 

Samuel Thompson,

Stanley Kparkillen,

Alexander S. Kromah

Gyude Allison

Herman Jones

Felix Mcintosh,

Molly Kamara

 

June 30, 2015

 

  33,316.17

13,054.25

 

June 30, 2016

 

 

  29,022.00

*764,955.54

4. Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism Compliance Audit July 1, 2012-

June 30, 2013

  2,465,051.47     924,427.89

1,010,019.10

Lewis Brown,

Norris Tweh,

Isaac Jackson,

Patrick T. Worsie,

James A. Massaquoi

July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014  

 

2,443,110.00

*4,908,161.47

 

1,071,763.00

404,728.00

   *3,410,937.99

 

5. LPRC (a)  Financial Statements

(b)  Compliance audit of the sharing agreement on the storage fees charged on petroleum products

 

1.    December 31, 2010   41,236,109.20 Sumo G. Kupee,

Jackson F. Doe,

Edwin W. Sarvice,

Elizabeth M. Tubman-White,

Philip S. Sassie

2.    December 31, 2010   57,991,302.21
3.    December 31, 2010   23,595,663.04
4.    December 31, 2011   57,358,391.66
5.    December 31, 2011   14,472,652.53

 

6.    December 31, 2012   41,236,109.20
7.    December 31, 2013   16,767,781.09
8.    December 31, 2014     2,333,847.58
9.    January 1, 2016 and

June 30, 2017

    2,988,337.01

*257,980,193.52

6. NASSCORP Financial Statements June 30, 2014-June 30, 2016      
7. Roberts International Airport Financial Statements December 31, 2016       13,044,084

13,690,886

 

 
June 30, 2017            76,911.42

 * 26,811,881.42

Wil Bolko Freeman,

Gyude W. Moore,

Samuel Wlue

Angela Cassell-Bush,

Gibson K. Sackor

8. Ministry of Health Financial Statements June 30, 2014         422,894.00

8,810,716.00

 

Dr. Walter T.

Gwenigale,

Matthew T. K. Flomo,

John M. Langa,

Toagoe T. Karzon

June 30, 2015     2,695,441.00

213,180.00

13,826,541.00

8,318,976.00

630,678.00

 

 

 

Dr. Bernice Dahn,

Matthew T. K. Flomo,

John M. Langa,

Toagoe T. Karzon

June 30, 2017            22,400.00

9,650.00

5,620,851.00

*10,054,748.1

 

 

Dr. Bernice Dahn,

Edward Tolbert

John M. Langa,

Toagoe T. Karzon

9. Liberia Maritime Authority Financial Statements June 30, 2016

 

         428,946.52

372,699.00

33,984.00

64,800.00

*900,429.52

 

James S. Debbah,

Binyah Kessely,

Benedict Sannoh,

Angela Cassell-

Bush

10. Ministry of Finance Development Planning European Union             13million Amara Konneh

Boima Kamara

Dr. James Kollie,

11. Milton & Richards Executive Mansion Renovation Project Report              9million Pearine Parkinson
12. Cape Resources         Lori Shannon

 

 

 

 

  1. LISTING OF LACC REPORTS RECEIVED
No. Name of Ministry/Agency Audit Report Date Amount

USD                   LRD

Person (s)of Interest
1. Ministry of Gender Final Investigative Report on Allegations of Corruption Involving Payroll Audit August 2018 32,499.78 855,563.56 Barcolleh Poronpyea
2. LIFZA Final Investigative Report into Allegation of Corruption June 14, 2014 3,975.00 675,520.00 Budu Wilson,Moses Lankah, Clarence Wilson,
3. Hon. Allen M. Gbowee, Superintendent/Gborpolu County Final Report into Allegations of Corruption December 2017      
4. Ministry of Public works Final Investigative Report into Allegations of Fraud and Abuse of Duty Free Privilege October 8, 2018 52,685.27   Ciapha Cephas
5. Ministry of Defense Final Report into Allegation of Corruption of AFL Pension Benefits Funds July 2009-November 2017 406,602.00   Brownie J. Samukai,

J. Nyumah Dorkor, Joseph F. Johnson

6. Manna World holding Trust Final Report of Fraud and Money Laundering February 3, 2019 32,863,654.62

 

  James L. Kargbo
7. LiPA Final Report into Allegation of Corruption September 3, 2018 175,975.00   Oblayon B. Nyemah, Luna M. Harmon, Beford Quie

 

*Total amount for each Ministry/Agency for period reported.

 

TO BE CONTINUED

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