PM Browne, AG say gov’t knew nothing about PV Energy fraudster

“We had no clue,” is what Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda said when asked if his government knew that a man who was involved in a US$4.3 million fraud scandal over a decade ago, Jo Hanns Dieter Trutschler, was connected to the United Kingdom (UK) company PV Energy Limited.

“We never met Mr. Trutschler [even] up to this day and had no knowledge of his involvement [in PV Energy]. Peter Virdee was introduced to the Cabinet as the Principal of PV Energy,” Browne replied yesterday when messaged.

Steadroy “Cutie” Benjamin, Attorney General, said he was similarly unaware of who Trutschler was or his connection to PV Energy. When messaged, Benjamin said the government would “never enter into negotiations” with anyone “under such circumstances.”Read More..

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