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Choksi exploring legal options after controversial SKN News report


By Shermain Bique-Charles (Antigua Observer) Indian diamantaire Mehul Choksi is exploring his legal options after an online newspaper in St Kitts and Nevis claimed that he had met with the Leader of the United Progressive Party (UPP), Harold Lovell, to discuss campaign financing for the opposition party.

The article published in SKN News earlier this week alleged that Choksi had promised Lovell election funding in exchange for helping him avoid criminal charges in India which has been seeking his extradition.
The article further alleged that Choksi and Lovell met in an Italian restaurant in Antigua over the weekend and that the owner of the restaurant, named by SKN as ‘Richard Parker’, revealed that the two talked about the deal, with Lovell apparently promising safety and immunity if he was successful in his bid to become the country’s Prime Minister.

However, Choksi’s spokesperson, James Lynch, who spoke to Observer from the UK, said the SKN News report was entirely false.

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