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U.S. State Department Designates Samuel Tweah, the Liberian Minister of Finance and Development Planning, and Liberian Senators Albert Chie and Emmanuel Nuquay and their Close Relatives

These visa restrictions are one of the many tools the U.S. government leverages to further promote accountability for corrupt actors around the world.
Tweah and team

Monrovia, Liberia: – Pursuant to Section 7031(c), the United States is publicly designating Tweah, Chie, and Nuquay, afor their involvement in significant corruption by abusing their public positions through soliciting, accepting, and offering bribes to manipulate legislative processes and public funding, including legislative reporting and mining sector activity. As part of this action, their immediate family members are also designated, including their spouses Delecia Berry Tweah, Abigail Chie, and Ruthtoria Brown Nuquay,  and Tweah and Nuquay’s minor children.

These visa restrictions are one of the many tools the U.S. government leverages to further promote accountability for corrupt actors around the world.

Additionally, on December 8, Treasury designated Mayor of Monrovia Jefferson Koijee pursuant to E.O. 13818 for engaging, or having been a leader of an entity that has engaged in serious human rights abuse and corruption.  In addition to serious human rights abuse, Koijee engaged in corrupt acts, including bribery and misappropriation of state assets and pressuring anti-corruption investigators to halt all corruption investigations.

Click this link to read full article: https://www.state.gov/leveraging-tools-to-promote-accountability-and-counter-global-corruption/?fbclid=IwAR0KOu1YuM6477MRxF1IuvAahB6kGReDkq_QNqj4Z5UqIaEPuDnMHXgBZPY

Source: U. S. Embassy Monrovia, Liberia

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