|REGARDING MR MARTIN MOUNT:|
This morning, I again attempted to contact Martin Mount via his business landline phone: No reply and i left voicemail for him to return my call.
I also phoned him this morning on his cellphone, around 11:15am local time. He picked up. I asked for Martin Mount, i heard a sigh on the other end. I asked again to speak to Martin Mount, he hung up.
I have since phoned the number 15 times between then and now (3:40pm local time), he has not answered and he has disabled voicemail.
I since have sent him a WhatsApp message, which so far he hasn't picked up. According to WhatsApp, the last time he used the WhatsApp channel was November 17th.
I have sent two text messages to his cellphone. No reply as yet.
In both text and whatsapp messages, I emphasized to Mr. Mount that we presume innocence at this stage, but he needs to speak with us the CS urgently. In my opinion, it's imperative that Mr. Mount understands the risks and exposure to legal jeopardy he is exposing himself to if he continues with his nomination for director. He is also a British citizen living in Peru. Therefore, I have made initial inquiries with the UK Embassy here in Peru and without mentioning his name, have learned the embassy has a desk and a mechanism to investigate financial wrongdoings of exactly this type by UK citizens who live in Peru. I have made it clear to Mr. Mount that I do not want to start formal proceedings with the UK Embassy regarding him and his involvement in the alleged fraud at Minera IRL, but if he continues to ignore our attempts to reach him and refuses to withdraw his nomination, I will be left with no choice but to begin proceedings against him.
I also visited his place of business, but was not allowed inside and there was no reply. The guard/housekeeper/gardender first told me that Mr Mount didn't live there, then when refuted facts admitted he lived there, The factotum then became aggressive, told me to leave the private property or he would call the police (i stayed on the road, which was behind an iron gate that leads into the small cul-de-sac and by Peru law, the road is not private property). I answered that I would be very happy for him to call the police and waited. He became evermore aggressive in his words toward me, I eventually left after around 10 minutes. That happened around one hour ago. I told him I would return tomorrow (which I will do)
I believe it important at this point to presume innocence of Mr. Mount, despite his behaviour toward me today. Once again, this is not about being vindictive, it is all about removing Diego Benavides from Minera IRL completely, including from the subsidiary companies, and allowing a full independent audit of all its books. If Mr. Mount steps aside and decides not to impede such an investigation, that will be the end of his involvement. However, if he chooses to put himself between the Concerned Shareholder group and the truth of what's been going on inside MIRL all these years, he will suffer the consequences of his own acts. All the above in my opinion, of course.