The Liberian government has dropped charges of bribery labelled against Sable Mining and its chief executive, Andrew Groves, and, by extension, the top government officials linked to the case.
Following a comprehensive review by the Liberian authorities, completed more than eighteen months after initial indictment, a ‘Nolle Prosequi’ has been issued as a result of the fact that the prosecution has voluntarily decided to discontinue pursuing criminal charges.
According to a statement issued by Consolidated Growth Holding (CGH), the review concluded that Sable Mining, a subsidiary of (CGH)and Andrew Groves, had not “in any form, manner or shape interacted with any public official within the Liberian Government in an improper or illegal manner” in respect of their business activities in Liberia in 2010.
Throughout the process, both Groves and Sable Mining strongly refuted any allegation that they had acted unlawfully in relation to Sable’s business affairs in Liberia or in other countries.
It had reported in some media outlets that the issuing of the ‘Nolle Prosequi’ was part of a plea bargain arrangement. However, CGH vehemently refuting the reports, stating: “This is incorrect and that no such arrangements have been made.”