ICC boss accused of receiving bribe to fix Bashir

President Omar al-Bashir speaks during a meeting upon his arrival in El-Fasher, in North Darfur on April 1, 2016. The president of the International Criminal Court (ICC) is facing calls to resign after it emerged that she may have received financial rewards said to be in millions of dollars to ensure the indictment of al Bashir. PHOTO | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The London Evening Post says that between 2004 and 2015, ICC President Judge Silvia Alejandra Fernández de Gurmendi allegedly received into her private bank accounts at Banco Popular in the Virgin Islands unexplained funds mounting to over $17million that was allegedly used to bribe witnesses that enabled the ICC to indict the Sudanese leader.
  • The funds are alleged to have been channelled through Judge de Gurmendi’s accounts by Barting Holding Ltd, Atlantic Corporation, Genesis International Holdings and Napex International, all of which are offshore financial companies, who allegedly made wire transfers ranging from $150,000-$250,000 to the judge’s bank accounts.



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