November 26th, 2011 11:12 EST
US Billionaire Philip Falcone`s AMI Managers and Directors fled Zimbabwe Amid Investigation
Peter Annesley the regional executive for African Medical Investments Plc and CEO for Streamsleigh Investments Zimbabwe and Hospital manager Elisabeth Gordon have fled the country amid facing serious criminal charges which include fraud, theft, forgery etc. Annesley fled on Monday and Gordon on Sunday.
It is alleged that Annesley had stolen over $4,5 million over the past year through fraudulent contracts and renovations for a hospital that was already completed. His accomplice, Liz Gordon, daughter of the late prominent ENT surgeon in Zimbabwe was allegedly complicit with Annesley. The other alleged accomplices are Ernest Pfumbi and Hospital Matron, Stacy who are in hiding still within Zimbabwe.
They fled with senior officers from the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) hot on their heels last week Friday, November 11. Quick thinking action by the fugitive`s lawyer, Betroot Mtetwa saved them by buying time for them; she called the ACC officers and offered to bring them in on Monday, thus giving them time to flee.
Jeremy Sandford the CEO for Sable Mining in Zimbabwe has also fled the country and is facing serious criminal charges for Kidnapping, theft, intimidation and corruption; he is alleged to have been the mastermind behind the July 1 2010 kidnapping and theft of Trauma Centre Hospital Manager Ms Zarina Dudhia with help of CIO Officer Jilo and other so called CID operatives. Also present were Mavis Mushonga, Rodrigue Mlauzi, Abel Rodrigues, Wessel Roets amongst, other unidentified police persons.
Also facing serious criminal charges is Paul Stevenson whom the AMI accountant Abel Rodrigues used to convert and forge the Trauma Centre Hospital Bank account signatories.
Dr Auchterlonie, a prominent Zimbabwean Neuro Surgeon is also being sought by the authorities as an alleged accomplice in the violent and illegal takeover of Dr Solanki`s Trauma Centre in Lanark road. The AMI Hospital licence is under the Neurosurgeons name and the matter has also been brought to the attention of the Zimbabwe Medicines Authority who issued the Hospital licence.
It is alleged that these persons were acting under the direct orders from their London and New York based masters, Directors Andrew Groves, Joseph Cleverdon, Larry Clark and Phil Edmonds. Edmods is alleged to be the notorious arms dealer and mining magnate in Africa. Majority shareholder, Billionaire Philip Falcone was unavailable for comment. Falcone is a close ally and funder of US President Obama.
Questions have to be answered on how these foreign agents from Britain and USA are allegedly carrying out such atrocities in Zimbabwe amid sanctions imposed by their respective Governments on Zimbabwe?
- In October 2011, Court in Harare ruled that African Medical Investments (AMI Plc) acted improperly and have been ordered to vacate the premises from which they had fraudulently and violently taken from Dr Vivek Solanki. Solanki was despoiled of his Trauma Centre Hospital which he had been operating for the past 16 years in July of 2010.
After Court in Harare ruled that AMI Plc. acted improperly and have been ordered to vacate the premises, the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission started investigation on AMI.
Senior Officers of the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission have taken several AMI Directors, Managers and other clandestine operatives into custody over charges of Kidnapping, Fraud, theft, Extortion, amongst many other serious criminal charges in Harare. Persons sought include Jeremy Sanford, Peter Annesley, Paul Stevenson, Liz Gordon, Mavis Mushonga, Abel Rodrigues, Rodrigue Mlauzi and several other operatives working for or on behalf of AMI Plc.
Jeremy Sanford, Rodrigue Mlauzi and Abel Rodrigues were present with the help of "CIO" officers and other armed persons claiming to be representatives from the police, kidnapped Solanki`s manager, Ms Zarina Dudhia under allegations of fraud and theft and removed several hundred thousand Dollars from the company safe and company documents on 1st July 2010 and violently took control of Solanki`s Hospital. The allegations against Ms Dudhia were not proven.
Price Waterhouse Coopers presented a hurried "forensic accounts" document implicating Dr Solanki in Fraudulent activities. Subsequent investigations proved that the audit was done on his personal company without consent and facts were distorted to indicate AMI Plc being defrauded.
Peter Annesley with help from his long-time friend, Elisabeth Gordon were involved in Fraudulently converting one of Solanki`s companies, Streamsleigh Investments Private Limited which owns the land on which the Hospital exists for their own benefit by defrauding Company details and Bank accounts.
There is confussion among AMI Plc whether their Hospital is run under AMI Plc or Streamsleigh Investments in Zimbabwe.
In papers filed at the High Court of Harare, AMI Plc legal representative Mrs Betroot Matetwa was hard pressed to explain who actually was running the Hospital currently. She claimed that AMI Plc does not exist in Zimbabwe and that Streamsleigh was operating the Hospital as a subsidiary of AMI Plc. However, Streamleigh is claimed to be owned by Dr Solanki, which he was defrauded off.
The conspiracy to defraud Dr Solanki of his Hospital took another twist when documents surfaced showing Mavis Mushoga and Paul Stevenson having forged documents and emptying Bank accounts belonging to Dr Solanki`s Hospital of thousands of Dollars. Stevenson and Mushonga admitted to the forgery and claim to have been approached by AMI accountant, Abel Rodrigues, on a recorded conversation in Harare.
AMI Plc is a Listed Company on AIM on the London Stock Exchange and the majority shareholder is American Billionaire, Philip Falcone and managed by his Directors Joseph Cleverdon, Andrew Groves, Peter Botha and former English Cricket spinner, Phil Edmonds.
AMI directors had also allegedly employed several ex- security operatives namely Wayne Stolts, Dannie Pienaar and Kai Weinzheimer; all of whom are close associates of Andrew groves and Peter Botha to harass Dr Solanki and his wife and daughter over the past 18 months.
The AMI Plc website states Annesley and Gordon to be AMI employees in Zimbabwe.
By Michael Toco