Shulman Rogers rejects UN monitoring report on Somalia

By IAfrica
In Somali
Aug 13th, 2014

Shulman Rogers a law firm which provided legal counsel to the federal government of Somalia mainly on identification, safeguarding and recovering Somali state assets has rejected UN monitoring report allegations.

Jeremy Shulman from the company has described the report depicting the US law firm as the facilitator for President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and former foreign affairs minister Fowzia Hajji Adan diverting country assets abroad into own personal accounts as baseless.

“Let me say at the outset, the allegations contained in the Chopra letter are false, malicious, and have no basis in fact whatsoever,” He said.

“We are proud of our work for the Somali government and the Somali people,” He added.

The Monitoring Group released a report on July claiming that the Central Bank of Somalia was a slush fund for corruption, and that all financial officials of the Somali government were either corrupt or incompetent to control corruption.

Jeremy said in a statement in the fall of 2013 his company succeeded in unblocking tens of millions of dollars in Somali state assets while working diligently under the direction of President Mohamud and his office to ensure that those assets were placed in proper Central Bank accounts.

“Chopra now comes forward with a salacious and sensational report, with the clear intention of attempting to discredit the Somali government, our law firm, and the individuals who have worked hard to support the asset recovery project for the people of Somalia,” He said.

“It is important to remember that Somalia is a sovereign state with a legitimate, internationally-recognized government. That government is led capably by President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud,” He added.



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