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

Do you recall, Mr Taylor, your counsel was reading to you from MFI-193, the preliminary response of the Government of Liberia to report of panel of experts and at line 17 he read:

"It is important to clarify that each logging company operating in Liberia is a signatory to a standardised concession agreement. The concessionaire's obligations are detailed in the agreement and each is required by law to pay all taxes directly into the central government revenue depository maintained by the Ministry of Finance, the statutory agency empowered to assess, receive and collect taxes."

So, Mr Taylor, given that that is the law that all deposits, revenues, have to go to the Central Bank, why is this almost $2 million going into an account - personal chequing account in the name of Charles G Taylor?

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