According to public statements. made in the press by Skerrit lawyer Anthony Astaphan, who apparently also represents Dominica's CBI program, on January 20, 2016, Dominica cancelled and revoked Arireza Monfared's diplomatic passport, when it reportedly "discovered" his global criminal activities. A copy of the cancelled passport was widely distributed; it appears above.
|Old passport; note expiration date|
|Reissued passport, AFTER the scandal broke in Dominica|
So why on earth did Dominica, on January 26, 2016, reissue a Dominica CBI passport for Ziba Monfared, Alireza's son ? The scandal, over Monfared's INTERPOL Red Notice, wanted for stealing billions of dollars from Iran's oil sales, with his partners, Babak Zanjani and Reza Zarrab, was already published old news. There was not that any due diligence search would approve the reissue of the passport.
One additional note: Ziba's original Dominica passport did not expire until the year 2024, so why obtain an unnecessary extension ? Obviously, Alireza Monfared knew, or should have known that he might not be returning to Dominica. The reissue of the passport exposes the unmitigated avarice of those who operate the CBI program, and the illegal diplomatic passport scheme.
Abuses like these may soon make every passport, issued by Dominica, a reason to be suspicious, when presented at customs and immigration desks, both in North America,and in Europe.