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.


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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