Armstrong Tony Campbell, the man accused of stealing and shipping to Liberia seven cars belonging to different persons in the United States without authorization, has described a police report from the United States as “fake and falsified.”
Challenging a Pennsylvania state police report, where Campbell allegedly shipped the vehicles from, he claimed that the document was marred with lots of inconsistencies.
Testifying at Criminal Court ‘C,’ Campbell alleged that nowhere in the United States, where he lived for 18 years, will a police report characterized by lots of mistakes be issued. He made reference to the police report “without a signature and a stamp.”
The seven vehicles, including their title documents, were provided by US law enforcement along with police records confirming that the cars were stolen from that country and shipped to Liberia.
Campbell together with Sheak K. Brown is facing multiple crimes, including theft of property, economic sabotage, smuggling, criminal conspiracy and criminal facilitation.
During his testimony, Campbell also claimed that there was no indication in the U.S. police report to specify which Pennsylvania police station provided the allegation about him shipping the stolen vehicles to Liberia.
“There are lots of police departments in the state of Pennsylvania. I don’t know which one that provided this report, because there is no signature and it is not stamped, so how do they want me to believe that the documents were made by the US Government?” defendant Campbell asked, adding “this is fake and falsified, these are not the vehicles I brought into the country, they are speaking of different cars.”
Campbell said the report claimed that one of the vehicles he brought into the country was a Red Cherokee Jeep. “I did not bring that kind of vehicle into the country, what I brought to Liberia was a maroon Cherokee Jeep and not a red vehicle, as the police report claimed, so which one you want me to believe?”
“The report said I brought Audi Q5, a dark blue and white vehicle, into the country, but the car I brought to Liberia has a midnight purple color and not dark blue and white,” the witness alleged.
“I spent over 18 years in America and I have seen different kinds of police reports in different states because I am a truck driver. I brought into this country a 2016 Dodge Ranger 1500 pickup truck and not a station wagon, as the report claimed,” Campbell said.
“There is no way that even an eighth-grade student can make this mistake with the document showing different kinds and colors of vehicles that I shipped into the country,” Campbell said.
The indictment claimed that defendant Campbell provided false and incorrect information about the vehicles to the shipping line, and caused their broker, New Millennium Cargo Handling, to make a false declaration in the Liberia Revenue Authority’s ASYCUDA System about the year, model, VIN numbers and the mileage of the vehicles.
The cars were allegedly shipped to Liberia in the name of a non-existent and fictitious company named “Sheak K. Brown Building Material Incorporated.”