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PLP Leader Dr. Cassell dies of heart attack

The political leader of the People’s Liberation Party (PLP), Dr. Daniel E. Cassell is reported dead following a heart attack at his home on Christmas Day.

Dr. Cassell who had been under house arrest following his arrest on March 17, 2022, fell off at his home and became unconscious on Christmas Day.

He was immediately rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead upon arrival, according to family and party sources.

A Physiologist by profession and behavioral specialist consultant, Dr. Cassells had worked in the United States for years and established his own business there, Kwenyan Professional Health Services prior to coming to Liberia and organizing a political party.

He established and became the Political Leader of the fast-growing People’s Liberation Party (PLP) that displays affluence and financial competence, drawing support from thousands of impoverished citizens, including jobless youths.

He had been in a tussle with the Government of Liberia over the bringing of a helicopter to the country to boost his campaign for the 2023 presidential and general elections.

The PLP is expected to hold a press conference today to give further details on his death.

Dr. Cassell’s political dream was in tatters in the wake of legal entanglement following his arrested at the Georgia Airport on March 17, 2022, on the charge of Fugitive from Justice for alleged fraud. 

He was to face a jail term of between 3 – 5 years plus thousands of dollars in fines, according to sources in the United States if found guilty.

He was to face prosecution in the State of Georgia over allegations described as white-collar crimes that experts say some New Jersey doctors, chiropractors, pharmacists, and patients find themselves ensnared.

He had earlier failed to appear to answer the charges and the indictments in New Jersey were transferred to Georgia where defendant Dr. Cassell was subsequently picked up on March 17th based on a court-filed Warrantless Arrest Affidavit on the charge of Fugitive From Justice and subsequently detained by the Clayton County Sheriff’s office, according to reports.A shattering political dream: The fate of Dr. Daniel E. Cassell – Liberia news The New Dawn Liberia, premier resource for latest news


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