Liberia: U.S. Govt Wants Former Vice President of Liberia Football Association "Cassell Anthony Kuoh" Bank Accounts, Residence Seized
|Former Vice President of Liberia Football Association: Cassell Anthony Kouh|
The U.S. government filed a requested to the Liberian government, asking that the bank accounts and residence of the former VP of Liberia Football Association (LFA), Cassell Anthony Kouh (alias TIm Barrol) to be seized.
A year ago, Cassell Anthony Kuoh pled guilty in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Caroline in connection with an investment fraud scheme involving gold and diamonds that defrauded victims of more than US$9.5 million. The US government has resolved to request the Liberian government to freeze the bank accounts and confiscate Kuoh's residence on the Roberts International Airport Highway.
On March 8, 2017, Kuoh pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and subsequently on August 2, 2017, he was later sentenced to 87 months in prison in the U.S. and ordered to pay $16.2 million as restitution in line with his punishment. Kuoh would also be subjected to deportation proceedings upon the completion of his 87 months sentence.
Prior to his arrest and subsequent confession, Kuoh owned Phoenix Mining and Investment Group/Phoenix Mining, which purported to be in the precious metal and gemstone business in Liberia.