EX-COMOROS PRESIDENT CHARGED IN PASSPORT SALE SCANDAL

The Daily Mail on 21 August reported that former Comoros president, Ahmed Abdallah Sambi, has been detained and charged in connection with misappropriating funds linked to a vast passport selling scam, his lawyer said.  The scandal dates back to 2008 when Comoros launched a programme, in cooperation with the UAE and Kuwait, to give citizenship to stateless individuals from the Gulf known as bidoons.  In return, Comoros was expected to receive significant investment from the oil-rich nations.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-6083561/Ex-Comoros-president-charged-passport-sale-scandal.html

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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