Henley & Partners, the firm that got fugitive diamond jeweller Mehul Choksi Antigua’s citizenship has close links with SCL Elections, the Congress poll advisor Cambridge Analytica’s parent firm.
Henley & Partners promote citizenship-by-investment in the Carribean nations like Antigua, St Kitts, Barbadua, Nevis and Malta. It has helped these countries get foreign investment to the tune of $7 billion. Choksi got Antiguan citizenship in November last year under the investment programme.
Times of India reported that Cambridge Analytica and its parent SCL elections are closely linked to Henley & Partners, according to the House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media and Sports Committee disinformation and ‘fake’ news interim report.
Choksi, the owner of Gitanjali Jewellery, is the prime suspect in the Punjab National Bank scam with the Enforcement Directorate alleging that he is the mastermind. Choksi and his nephew Nirav Modi are accused of defrauding the Punjab National Bank of over Rs 13,000 crore by raising fake letters of undertaking.
Update: Henley & Partners has refuted the allegations made in the British Parliament, calling the claims unsubstantiated. “Henley & Partners does not have, and never has had, any formal working relationship with SCL or Cambridge Analytica,” read a statement. To suggest that there was any formal partnership with SCL would be “entirely incorrect”, it said.
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