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

Okay. So let's go then to the second document. This is an article from an internet site allAfrica.com, "Liberia: TRC's economic criminals". I am only going to read to you the second paragraph. That's all I am concerned with. And that says:

"Lonestar Communications Corporation (LSC), Liberia's only mobile phone service provider from 2000 to 2004, allegedly committed an array of economic crimes including tax evasion, bribery and telecommunications fraud. LSC was owned by two corporations: (a), Investcom Global Limited, a Lebanese corporation that owned 60 per cent of LSC; and (b), PLC Limited, a corporation owned jointly by Charles Taylor and Benoni Urey and Emmanuel Shaw II, two of Taylor's financial advisers. Because Liberia has no functioning, land-based telephone system, LSC greatly profited from its status as the only company in the telecommunications sector."

Madam, does that refresh your recollection that until 2004, the only mobile phone service in Liberia was Lonestar?

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