Does no one else smell a fishy story here?Former United Nations General Assembly president John Ashe, 61, died Wednesday, June 22, at his home in Dobbs Ferry, New York.
Ashe is originally from the Caribbean islands of Antigua and Barbuda, and served as president of the U.N. assembly from September 2013 to September 2014.
He was arrested in October 2015 in a massive bribery case, accused of accepting $1.3 million in bribes from Chinese billionaire real estate developer Ng Lap Seng, a major Clinton Foundation donor.
Ashe’s attorney in New York, Jeremy Schneider, first said his death was caused by a heart attack, then later said he did not know the cause of death. Current U.N. General Assembly President Mogens Lykketoft also said he died of a heart attack. However, an autopsy report said he died in a weightlifting accident when a barbell he was lifting fell on his neck, crushing his throat. The police department released a statement that the death appears accidental.
Reportedly, the Chinese businessman, two diplomats and a humanitarian organization officer were all charged in the case. Several of his co-defendants had already pleaded guilty, including Sheri Yan, the head of a “little known New York-based foundation.”
Ashe had been in plea talks as recently as May, and reportedly was scheduled to testify in court this week. Guess who was involved?
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