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Liberia: Matilda Parker 800,000 case proceeds

By Abednego Davis Judge Blamo Dixon, presiding over an alleged misapplication of over US$800,000 at the National Port Authority (NPA), yesterday announced that he will not allow President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to appear before the Criminal Court ‘C’ to testify about a letter she purportedly wrote to former NPA Managing Director, Matilda Parker, for wreck removal at the Greenville Port, in Sinoe County. Judge Dixon’s assertion comes in the midst of intense argument yesterday between state lawyers and Parker’s defense team that opposed prosecution’s second witness, Deneah Martin Flomo, from…

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Witness Testified In Matilda Parker 800,000 Corruption Case

By Betty k Johnson MONROVIA, FPA—The second Prosecution witness in the ongoing trial involving former National Port Authority Managing Director and Comptroller has told the court that he did not render any service to the port but was given US$125,000 cheque by the comptroller Christiana Kpabar-Paelay to be cashed. Mr. Deneah Flomo, who was also indicted along with the two, was nolle prosequoi to serve as a witness for prosecution against his accomplices. On the stand, the Prosecution witness said he went to the port and met a staff of…

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Matilda Parker’s Trial Begins After Christmas Break

MONROVIA—The trial of two former officials of National Port Authority (NPA) former Managing Director Matilda Parker and Comptroller Christina Paelay continues Monday after a week break due to the Christmas season. Presiding Judge Blamo Dixon told parties that the case will be suspended due to the Christmas season to resume Tuesday December 29, 2015. Judge Blamo also stated that after the Tuesday, December 29, 2015 hearing the case will be adjourned for the New Year break to resume on January 5th 2015. “Let me inform you that this case will…

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Liberia Indicted Port Manager Matilda Parker Dismissed

The suspended Managing Director of the National Port Authority (NPA) Matilda Parker has finally been dismissed by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. She was suspended in April 2015 following allegation into payment of over US$800,000 to a company purported to have won a lucrative dredging contract. Matilda Parker and comptroller Christina Paelay were charged with economic sabotage, criminal conspiracy and theft of property by the Liberian government. The case was recently suspended after counsels for defendants made a request for comptroller Christina Paelay to seek medication due to poor health. The request…

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Liberia’s Indicted MD Matilda Parker Entered Non Guilty Plea

MONROVIA—Both the indicted former Managing Director of the National Port Authority (NPA) Matilda Wokie Parker and Comptroller Christina Kpabar Paelay threw out a challenge to state prosecutor on Thursday when they denied all charges against them. Parker dressed in yellow African attire with black spot and a black head-tie while Paelay in white suit worn since the trial begun on November 10, 2015 stood before the court with right hands up while the clerk read the volume of indictment against them. Following the reading of the indictment by the clerk…

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Prosecutors and Defense Lawyers Fight over Matilda Parker 1.2mil. Bond

MONROVIA—The US$1.2M Insurance Bond filed last week by the Family Dollar Universal Insurance by Company to have the two NPA officials temporarily released hit rock bottom when prosecutors questioned the validity of the company’s assets to serve as surety for Matilda Parker and Christiana Paeley. The Criminal Court “C” at the Temple Of Justice was a scene of tense argument Monday as state lawyers battled the defense team of Matilda Parker as they sought to trash the $1.2m insurance bond filed on behalf of Parker and Christiana Pailey. Prosecutors told…

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Matilda Parker 1.2 million Dollars Bond Challenged

The Government prosecutors have challenged the validity of the US$1.2 million criminal appearance bond filed on behalf of the suspended Managing Director of the National Port Authority (NPA) and her Comptroller by Family Dollar Universal Insurance Service (FDUIS). The Government of Liberia recently indicted Matilda Parker and her Comptroller, Christiania Kpabar, along with Deneah M. Flomo of the Denear Enterprise for economic sabotage, theft of property and criminal conspiracy. The prosecuters led by the Solicitor-General of Liberia, Cllr. Betty Lamin-Blamo, filed the exception to the criminal appearance bond for the…

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Matilda Parker Return To Liberia Post 1.2million Court Bond

Barely a day after serving a writ of arrest and the indictment on the suspended Managing Director of the National Port Authority and her Comptroller in a US$837, 950 theft of property, economic sabotage and criminal conspiracy case, both suspects secretly posted their criminal appearance bond with the court. The two defendants were taken to Criminal Court “C” at the Temple of Justice late Tuesday afternoon, along with legal counsels, where they filed a US$1.2 million to secure their temporary release. Family Dollar Universal Insurance Services (FDUIS), which served as…

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Matilda Parker under probe for 800,000 have left Liberia

By Rodney Sieh MONROVIA—The embattled and suspended Managing Director of the National Port Authority (NPA), the subject of a major investigation and damning report by the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) charging alleged fraud of more than US$800,000, has reportedly left Liberia for the United States of America, FrontPageAfrica has learned. Parker was suspended in April by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf along with her Comptroller, Christiana K. Paelay based on what the Executive Mansion said at the time was findings of an investigation by the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC). The report which…

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Liberian Port MD Matilda Parker Yet To Respond To LACC Report

By Rodney Sieh MONROVIA—- There appears to be a lull in the implementation of Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf’s directives regarding possible action emanating from the recent findings of the Liberian Anti-Corruption Commission(LACC) alleging “grand corruption scheme at the National Port Authority (NPA). Last week, President Sirleaf suspended the Managing Director of the National Port Authority (NPA), Mrs. Matilda W. Parker, and the Comptroller, Mrs. Christina K. Paelay, stating that her actions were based on the findings of an investigation by the LACC. The President also suspended all members of the…

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