Posted: Wednesday, January 15, 2020. 10:59 am CST.
By BBN Staff: Leader of the Opposition, People’s United Party (PUP), John Briceno has called a press conference at 11:15 a.m. today.
While it wasn’t revealed specifically what the press conference is about, it is highly speculated that the party leader will discuss the accusations made against Government officials of the UDP administration in light of recent reports alleging that the officials received routine payments (bribery) from an international fraudster under trial in the U.S. state of Utah.
Following the reports, the names of the officials were not revealed but it indicated that one of the ministers was routinely paid $25,000 by fraudster Lev Dermen.
The deal was for the official to lobby for Dermen to obtain diplomatic status and serve as a diplomat in Las Vegas, United States. However, that did not go through when the U.S. indicated it would reject Dermen’s nomination.
While Briceno is hosting a conference this morning, Prime Minister Dean Barrow is hosting his conference at 2 p.m. expected to address the iss
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