The transcripts of the trial of Charles Taylor, former President of Liberia. More…

The NPRAG, after we established the NPRAG, we had one or more sources. One of the sources was the timber. We sold timber that had been left. We sold some timber and some of the timber companies that were there sold timber and paid the taxes. We sold rubber. Firestone was there. At some point the rubber was sold. Firestone did not want to - because they did not want to get involved in a violation of United States laws they did not pay taxes to the NPFL. But we were able to get some of the rubber to avoid them having any confusion and we sold the rubber into la Cote d'Ivoire to get income. So rubber and timber were the two principal sources of income.

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