Lawyers slam Antigua cops for naming Sir Ronald Sanders ‘person of interest’

A senior Antiguan attorney has said that it was improper for the police to publicly declare Sir Ronald Sanders a person of interest in the IHI debt settlement scandal even as Sanders has said he will take legal action.

The Antigua police last week named former Antigua prime minister Lester Bird and Guyanese-born diplomat Sir Ronald Sanders among persons of interest in a probe into a fraud case and made a special appeal for Sanders to make himself available to the police on the island. Sanders, through his lawyers, has since issued a statement saying that he is “willing to answer questions from the Antigua police that are properly put to him.” He later told the Antigua Observer that he will take legal action.

The statement from Sanders attorneys, the UK-based BCL Burton Copeland law firm, said it deplores the police’s “absurd” statement because Sanders is “a regional commentator whose ….