Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams SC, has denied being the author of what he claims is a ‘fake’ email in circulation about the next general elections and the judiciary, among other things.
“The email in circulation is not mine. That is non est factum. Don’t use me to change conversations, I can make my own news,” Williams took to his social media Facebook page to say.
The alleged ‘fake email’ was circulated by someone called Adron Pires. One of two attachments in Pires’s email purportedly indicated that the AG wrote Minister of Citizenship, Winston Felix, talking about an impending third term case involving former President Bharrat Jagdeo and possible interference with the Judiciary.
“Assure them boys that the Jagdeo third term thing not going anywhere. Cummings (Chancellor (Ag) Yonette Cummings) will slow it down here and some of our people talking to Judges. No fear, CCJ (Caribbean Court of Justice) is a black people thing.”
The other attachment sent by Pires showed an email purportedly sent by the AG to several Ministers, including Joseph Harmon, Amna Ally, Winston Felix and Raphael Trotman, speaking of an action plan to reverse some tax measures and use “friendly” media houses to reverse the tide of poor sentiments for the administration.
Williams made it clear that the email was totally fake. He said that from his own investigations, the email address purporting to be his was recently created.
According to him, there is an “Uppercase B in the fake email”, while his email was created with a lowercase ‘b’ for Basil.
“Furthermore, the fake email’s inbox revealed four, while AG’s email inbox has around 1000. Efforts are being made to verify in whose name it is registered.
Additionally, Mr. Raphael Trotman is not a member of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR).”