Monrovia – The Vice President for Operations of the Liberia Football Association (LFA), Anthony Cassell Kuoh, has been arrested in the United States of America for alleged gold fraud.
He’s currently being held in federal prisons in North Carolina. He was arrested on November 16, 2016.
Report reaching FrontPage Africa indicates that Kuoh allegedly duped Charlotte Police Chief, Kerr Putney, and reportedly bought a house for US$450, 000 in cash, purchased two vehicles and then deposited US$ 80,000 into a friend's bank account.
The LFA in Monrovia has admitted that they are aware of Kuoh arrest.
However, in a statement, the football governing body said it was not aware of circumstances surrounding his arrest.
“The LFA is in contact with his family and will continue to provide the public with information on the reasons leading to his detention,” the statement read.
In August 2015, the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism announced that Kuoh was wanted for prosecution in an US$247,500 theft involving the National Security Agency (NSA) and some Korean businessmen in 2014.
However, lawyers representing Kouh threatened legal action against the ministry for the pronouncement.
At the Information Ministry pronouncement, the then Deputy Information Minister for Public Affairs, Atty. Isaac Jackson said - “A finding by the Special Presidential Committee mandated to investigate accusation of money laundering, illegal arrest and conspiracy to defraud some foreign investors revealed that the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of LFA first division club - Cassell FC was invloved.
Cassell Kuoh is one of the two conspirators directly involved with the illegal arrest and subsequent stealing of the Korean businessmen money.”
However, addressing journalists, Kouh’s lawyer, Cllr. Amara Sheriff asked Minister Jackson to be prepared to produce evidence that the Special Presidential Committee, headed by the then Dean and Professor of the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law at the University of Liberia, Cllr. David A.B. Jallah, recommended Mr. Kuoh’s prosecution.
“We are going to file a million United States dollars damages lawsuit for the injuries done by the false statements printed on several newspapers and broadcast on various radios about our clients throughout the country,” he said.
The case involving the Korean businessmen is still being heard at the Circuit Court in Kakata, Margibi County.