Prosecute Belgian Millionaire for ‘Economic Sabotage’

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Mr. Amos Brosious, the former general manager of Ducor Petroleum, who was exonerated from the crime of economic sabotage, has advised government to prosecute Mr. Charles Carron, a Belgian millionaire.

Carron had accused Brosious of diverting over US$1.7million from Ducor Petroleum Inc, claiming that the act was a direct attack against the country he described as “nothing less than economic sabotage.”   

Carron owns the Monrovia Oil Trading Company (MOTC), of which Mr. James Sirleaf, one of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s sons, is general manager. 

He also owns a 90% share in Ducor Petroleum.

But, the Criminal Court ‘C’ in its judgment this past December, declared that Carron failed to produce enough evidence to link Brosious to the commission of the crime economic sabotage.

Presiding Judge Peter Gbenewelah ruled that Brosious produced documentary and oral evidence on the profit and the use of the funds generated by the company.

Speaking to journalists from his Freeport office, Brosious lauded the Judiciary, especially Judge Gbenewelah, for the level of transparency demonstrated during the entire trial.

He was disappointed by the government’s decision not to arrest and prosecute Carron on the charge of economic sabotage.

“My worst concern is that Carron was not arrested for prosecution by the government since he could not prove the economic sabotage charge.” 

“I proved my innocence even though he said that I re-directed over US$1.7million dollar’s worth of petroleum products. The company has generated over US$5million in profits, since 2006,” Brosious said, adding “Government should have him account for that money.” 

“The court has established my innocence in connection with ‘economic sabotage’—an accusation that Carron had been using to dodge the payment of taxes and other required fees to government,” he claimed, “ Isn’t that economic sabotage,” he wondered?

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