Election candidate Andre Curtis is back in prison

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    Andre Curtis is back in prison.

Aspiring political candidate Andre Curtis will miss out on four weeks of canvassing after being sent back to prison for non-payment of bills, The Royal Gazette can report.

It is unclear when Mr Curtis was imprisoned. But insiders have confirmed that he is serving time at Westgate.

Mr Curtis, a businessman and former political campaign manager, was handed a 15-month prison sentence last year for running an unlicensed investment company.

His first public appearance since leaving prison in October last year was as a guest on a radio talk show in August.

He declared then that he was considering making a bid for parliament in the coming election and weeks after started canvassing in Pembroke South East, district 21.

The news prompted area MP Ashfield DeVent, who was defeated in the ruling party branch selection contest by Rolfe Commissiong, to seriously consider throwing his hat in the ring as an independent.

Mr Curtis was also the key figure in the controversial Faith Based Tourism programme but was found not guilty of stealing $130,000 in public funds and falsifying accounts in another trial last year.

And in 2010, US regulators fined him $335,000 and ordered him to repay victims huge sums of cash for his role in a worldwide Ponzi scheme which saw investors conned out of $4 million.

He told radio show host Sherri Simmons in August that he had been former Premier Ewart Brown's trusted confidant and that an angel had spoken to him while in prison.

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Published Nov 2, 2012 at 8:00 am (Updated Nov 1, 2012 at 11:12 pm)

Election candidate Andre Curtis is back in prison

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