The People’s Action Movement continues to produce documentation the party claims is irrefutable proof of Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Denzil Douglas’ involvement in fraudulent financial dealings. Since the announcement of the January 25th election date, PAM has revealed financial documents it purports to be transactions totaling millions of dollars passing through accounts linked to the PM. During a press briefing on Wednesday party leader Lindsay Grant informed that he had written to two US federal agencies, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Internal Revenue Services, requesting they investigate the operations of a New York company, Lex Consulting LLC. PAM asserts that the business is a shell company operated By Dr. Douglas and the mother of two of his children, through which illegitimate funds are being channeled from accounts in numerous countries. “Documents previously released By PAM, also provided evidence showing that the registered offices of the company, is in fact the home of the same Kate Alex Woodley, at 3265 Bainbridge Avenue, Apartment B52, Bronx, New York, 10467-3000. The two main accounts for which proof has been established, are 000002391182553 and 000779501106365. Given the huge sums of monies that have been moving through this company, both the media and the US Authorities need to take a close look, to satisfy themselves about the appropriateness of the financial dealings,” he informed. Claimed photocopies of cheques drawn on a Lex Consulting LLC St. Kitts Nevis Anguilla National Bank account show US $95000, $40000 and $5000 made out to Dr. Denzil L. Douglas, Labour Office Committee and SKN Ground Handling Services respectively. “What these documents prove is that the Prime Minister, as we have said all along is very much aware of the company called Lex Consulting and that he has in fact been writing cheques and receiving large sums of monies, with the latest cheque being paid out last week,” Grant said. PAM’s leader also claims that the handwriting on the cheques is that of PM Douglas but the signature is that of Woodley. He alleged that Dr. Douglas was a signatory on the accounts involved. “The question we have to ask ourselves as Kittitians and Nevisians is where all of these millions of dollars are coming from and why is the Prime Minister receiving payments and writing checks from the Lex Consulting LLC account. But we must also ask the Prime Minister, why is he eligible to actually prepare checks for payment?” he asked of the reported $76 million that passed through the accounts over the past decade. According to an article posted on ww.sknvotelabour.com, a website operated By the Labour party, Douglas rejected PAM’s allegations that he was an owner of Lex Consulting. “Lex Consulting is not my company. Lex Consulting is a private company that is established as far as I know in the United States of America. It has been providing services to the St. Kitts-Nevis Labour Party as early as maybe two elections ago. It is not my company. I do not own it. It is a company that is owned and registered in the United States of America and it has a local bank account here and a US bank account from which it does businesses as well,” the PM is quoted as saying during a recent radio interview. The article also stated that Dr. Douglas informed that he had acquired several properties By monies he had earned legally through salary and investment and By becoming indebted to local banks. Grant questioned why if Lex Consulting LLC had been providing services to the Labour party, was the US company issuing monies to the party leader and not vice versa. He said he could speak to whether the FBI or IRS would in fact launch an investigation into LEX Consulting LLC.
Douglas named in corruption scandal By Sheena Brooks
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