Anil Tape Scandal: Nandlall files $30M lawsuit against Kaieteur News

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Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister, Anil Nandlall. [iNews' Photo]
Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister, Anil Nandlall. [iNews’ Photo]
[www.inewsguyana.com] – Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall has filed a $30M lawsuit against the Kaieteur News for libel contained in an article published on October 28 titled “Attorney General reveals plan to hit Glenn Lall, Kaieteur News”.

According to the Government Information Agency, the civil action filed in the High Court yesterday (Tuesday, October 28) has named the proprietor of the Kaieteur News, Mohan ‘Glenn’ Lall and Editor, Adam Harris as the defendants.

GINA noted that the AG is seeking damages in excess of $10M for libel contained in the headline, $10M for the libel contained in the article and aggravated/exemplary damages in the sum of $10M.

On October 27, Lall handed over to the police, a recording of a conversation between the AG and a senior reporter attached to the news outfit, where the AG allegedly made ‘violent threat’ against Lall and his staff.

The AG has since admitted to the conversation. In the almost 20 minutes recording, Nandlall said among other things: “I told Adam [Adam Harris, Editor, Kaieteur News] everybody don’t have a newspaper to use as a weapon, I told Adam people got weapons. If they continue to attack people like this and they [people] have no way of responding, they will just walk with their weapon into that same F**king Saffon Street office and wah come shall do.”

Kaieteur News Publisher, Glen Lall
Kaieteur News Publisher, Glen Lall

The AG went on to say: “innocent people got to pay for f**king Paul… I tell you honestly, man to man, that will happen so the quicker you get out of there, the better for you.”

“There is a simpler way of dealing with this situation you know, I tell Glenn already. He knows I have capacity and I know his. I don’t have to go Court every day and issue press statements, I don’t have to resort to those methods…there are far more effective measures to which I can resort.”

Government has since come out in defence of the Attorney General, stating that his integrity remains intact, while members of the Opposition have called for him to resign.

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  1. They are always protecting the perpetrators, ,,, you have proff about the hthreatening, illegal or not, lall was threatened. What about when guysuco fired workers innocently without proof and the government accepts it. Giving the ceo all power to do so. Who doyou go to when the ceo of guysuco is corrupt to the bone?

  2. so u sue de mookser..who cares if u win or dont..as AG of a country u should never sit on the phone and talk trash with anyone about anyone. u sound like pnc williams and felix dem..blackguarded with criminal minds.u didnt learn anything from their tape recordings you didnt learn anything for raja khan lawyer..
    you PPP folks are too soft to be rulers of a country.
    it was PPP who made nighel hughes bigger than big by not prosecuting him for evidence tampering and failed to bring him to trail for the atrocity he caused to many east indian people on agricola public road. u failed to shut down kn when u know they blatantly lying and distorting the truth and smearing PPP ministers. PPP u too scared of what GHRA and RED THREAD would say..as a matter of fact PPP is afraid of clowns like bencchap fredkisoon and child molester sharma..PPP arfaid of their own shadow so howcan u govern.

  3. When I saw this grown man cry I did feel sadness in my heart for him, after all he is one of our brothers.
    Today that I saw this lawsuit, I now understand what the Attorney General means when he mentioned about weapon and hitting back!
    Mr Lall will now be hit in his pocket book if the tide of justice go against him.
    Ignorant men solve problems via violence, wise men use the justice system.
    I hope goodwill prevails. The higher we climb, the greater the fall.
    If no common ground can be found, then let the chips fall.
    I am game!

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