If you have been following our coverage of the Asot Michael/Peter Singh Virdee bribery scandal, and have read the complete text of the British Royal Court order, you know that a certain St Kitts government official demanded $2m from Virdee. Though not specifically identified, and referred to by Michael as "our friend," he is believed to be one of the most senior officials in office in that country, and his probable identity has been made known by Antiguan insiders who are familiar with MP Michael's circle of friends.
Neither the St Kitts press, which is generally regarded as favouring the government presently in power, nor the government spokesman, who had previously dismissed any allegations of misconduct regarding Asot Michael, have commented on the story about the mystery official who wanted to receive the $2m from Mr Virdee. We would, however, prefer that the whole truth about the St Kitts segment of this major UK bribery scandal become public knowledge, and we shall continue to investigate the matter and report back to our readers forthwith.
Chronicles of Monte Friesner - Financial Crime Analyst
Contributed by Kenneth Rijock - Financial Crime Consultant