STEADROY BENJAMIN, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Antigua & Barbuda, and who allegedly has been the key figure behind the two-year delay in the extradition of India's fugitive master fraudster, MEHUL CHINUBHAI CHOKSI, ordered his staff to alter the Police Report about Choksi's illegal arrival in Dominica, to fabricate a bogus kidnapping story. The Report was used by Choksi's attorneys to convince Dominican judicial authorities to dismiss his unlawful entry case, so that he could return to Antigua, where he has remained immune from deportation and extradition to face justice in his native India, over fraud claims in excess of the equivalent of USD$2bn.
Internal correspondence amongst government officials, obtained from local Labour Party sources, confirming Benjamin's illegal alteration of police records, shows his direct role in the manipulation of evidence; Choksi has bestowed lawish bribes throughout the Antiguan government to have his extradition case indefinitely delayed, including officials at cabinet level. We have previously detailed his influence over a magistrate and a senior police official; new evidence in our possession has verified this information, and showed that Choksi literally rules his own legal proceedings in Antigua's court system, with the assistance of a "dream team" of attorneys in three Caribbean countries.
Indeed, confidential correspondence made available to us by our Dominica sources has shown that two prominent East Caribbean law firms sought to intimidate and influence local police and judicial officers in Dominica, to extricate Choksi from his criminal case there, by grossly exaggerating his medical condition, and throwing their considerable legal weight around. Correspondence from these attorneys was sent to Dominica's Princess Margaret Hospital, Dominica Prison Service, Dominica China Friendship Hospital, police and court officials, Remember, Choksi has alleged that he is too ill to travel back to India to face justice.
The law firms are:
(1) DYER & DYER, Barbados.
(2) RICHARDS & RICHARDS, Antigua.
Note: Choksi was represented in court in Dominica by NORDE AND LAMBERT, including CARA SHILLINGFORD-MARSH, WAYNE BENJAMIN MARSH and JULIEN PREVOST. These attorneys used fabricated evidence to perpetrate a Fraud upon the Court.
In our next article, we intend to go into specific detail about the legal misconduct of Antiguan government officials, in their efforts to delay and deny Choksi's extradition, using the documents and exhibits referred to above. Given that Antigua was able to delay the extradition of its former banking regulator Leroy King for more than a decade, to the United States, it is probable that Antigua's corrupt judicial system, lubricated by Choksi's substantial bribes, intends to see that he spends the rest of his life safe from the administration of justice in India.