Belgian Businessman Denies Treasury Department Illicit Gold Trade Accusations

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By Richard Horgan Los Angeles (Knewz) — In the wake of the Treasury Department announcing the sanctioning of African Gold Refinery, a Uganda-based company operating since 2014, for illicit trading of gold from Congo, owner Alain Goetz has denied the accusations. “I have not been to Congo in more than 20 years,” Goetz told Associated Press. “I have not kept any active contacts within Congo either.” “International organizations can now easily verify information and quote figures because of the transparency that I laid a foundation for with the launch of African Gold Refinery,” he added. “This tr…

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