The Government of Antigua & Barbuda, as part of its continuing non-cooperation with India, which is seeking the extradition of its fugitive billionaire. Mehul Choksi, has refused to divulge Choksi's home address in Antigua, where he has been living a lavish lifestyle. Antigua failed to deliver the address upon demand, which indicates that it will protect him, notwithstanding his status as the most wanted man in India. India has reportedly asked the US for assistance, but the decade-old Leroy King extradition to the US is still pending, so it is doubtful that America can facilitate the Choksi case.
As the consequence of its policy of non-cooperation, Antigua's standing among CBI providers has reportedly fallen from first place to fourth in a recent ranking. Voters in Antigua are angry about how their country's image is being degraded internationally, due to the Choksi scandal, and their Prime Minister appears to be the primary protector of this fugitive from justice.
Chronicles of Monte Friesner - Financial Crime Analyst
Contributed by Kenneth Rijock - Financial Crime Consultant