Judging by the comments that they have posted online, Antiguans are totally disgusted with the Asot Michael bribery scandal. His constituents are flocking to Internet websites offering further information, and that is apparently not sitting well with the cashiered ex-Minister of Investment. His henchmen have set traps for the unwary, with the goal of denying them the sordid details of his greedy efforts to extort millions of dollars, a new automobile, and an expensive watch, from a European investor seeking to do business in Antigua and St. Kitts.
What Asot's co-conspirators have done is to create a large number of bogus websites, all of which promise that they will deliver additional details of the scandal. Some even convince visitors to enter, with short website summaries that appear in Google searches, promising that they are "posted by" this blogger.
Some of the names of these contrived websites, which are made to look like blogs to the uninitiated, are:
When the victims click on the site, they are confronted with a totally bogus "Windows Warning Alert," and a recording that orders them to call a toll-free number, and if they don't, they will be reported. Of course, since I am running a Mac, the warning is meaningless, and it is untrue anyway.
Readers who have encountered one of these nightmares would do well to force quit their browser, or shut down and restart their computer. Run your anti-virus program to be certain, but the whole thing appears to be a scam, to discourage you from accessing more of Asot's dirty laundry. He has a long history of hitting below the belt in Antigua. Readers who have encountered one of these nightmares would do well to force quit their browser, or shut down and restart their computer. Run your anti-virus program to be certain, but the whole thing appears to be a scam, to discourage you from accessing more of Asot's dirty laundry. He has a long history of hitting below the belt in Antigua.
This will give you some idea of the depths to which Asot Michael, and his support network, meaning the Antigua & Barbuda Labour Party, will sink, to protect the cash flow that results from systemic corruption at the highest level. The question is whether he or any other Antigua politician will ever be indicted for corruption by Antigua.
Chronicles of Monte Friesner - Financial Crime Analyst
Contributed by Kenneth Rijock - Financial Crime Consultant