In U.S.  Another Liberian Arrested For Money Laundering

Report posted on social media, Liberian Influence, has publicly disclosed that a Liberian businessman Sheikh Bassirou has been arrested for money laundering.

This online platform also claimed that Sheikh Bassirou has been under investigation over a year now since 2021 over crimes he committed between 2020 and 2021.

According to the report, Bassirou has been under investigation since April of 2021 for crimes committed between 2020-2021, sources closed to this outlet confirmed that Bassirou allegedly stole over 1 million USD within the span of 1 year.

He was arrested on April 20th in the United States for allegedly using different schemes to redirect wire transfers from two well-known companies in America.

While some Liberians think this is a step in the right direction, others also feel politicians and foreigners stealing money in the country should also be dealt with.

“My problem is not with the government going after people who violate the laws. I have problems with the government going after only Liberians who are not in their circle, while allowing the foreign criminals who controls the Liberian economy to run around in the country.”, one person wrote.

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About Joel Cholo Brooks 13518 Articles
Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.
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