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Strike Back: AMERI sues VG a fortune for defamation

The charges of defamation according to AMERI’s lawyers were over “incessant and relentless defamatory campaign against a fair and transparent business deal between our Client and the Government of Ghana for the procurement, installation and operation of ten gas turbines on Build, own, operate and transfer (BOOT) basis.”

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The Africa Middle East Resources Investment (AMERI) Group has sued the Norwegian newspaper Verdans Gang AS  to the tune of $150 million for what it describes as unsubstantiated fraud allegations against the Group in the supply of a 225 MW plant to Ghana.

Verdans Gang AS last week raised alarms of fraud accusing AMERI and the government of Ghana of inflating the price of the plant in the deal signed to deliver the plant to Ghana. According to the newspaper, the 225 MW plant which was supposed to have been sold for 210 million dollars was given to Ghana at an install, operate and acquire bases for 510 million dollars.
The charges of defamation according to AMERI’s lawyers were over “incessant and relentless defamatory campaign against a fair and transparent business deal between our Client and the Government of Ghana for the procurement, installation and operation of ten gas turbines on Build, own, operate and transfer (BOOT) basis.”

The 20 point suit in large portions provides a detailed sequence of events since VG broke the ‘alleged fraudulent’ story about a week ago. It goes on to clarify most of the issues that the paper raised and to absolve itself same from the vicious allegations.

AMERI’s three reliefs are that, the newspaper should withdraw its defamatory campaign and publicly apologize in print and online. They also seek a total of $150 million for the initiation of legal proceedings and also for damages including loss of business reputation.

AMERI are represented by Pakistani lawyers, Muhammad Umer Riaz Law Associates. They issued the defamation suit on Saturday December 19, 2015 with service directed at the Chief Editor of the newspaper.

Bellow is the full suit filed against Verdans Gang AS:


Final legal notice(AmeriGroup) 2015 

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