Antigua: MP denies bribery connections

Asot Michael.

Former energy minister in Antigua and Barbuda Asot Michael denies seeking bribes as is suggested in secretly taped telephone calls of property tycoon, Peter Singh Virdee, who made reference to Michael begging for money and kickbacks for a deal in Antigua.

According to the Daily Mail in the UK, Virdee has been accused of bribing high-ranking Caribbean politicians and secretly recorded phone calls regarding that matter emerged in a High Court judgment issued last week in that country.

MP Michael, who was fired from his post last October after he was detained in the UK in relation to a bribery probe by the National Crime Agency, says Virdee “can say anything” but he (Michael) “never asked him or anyone else for a bribe.”

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