I asked you:
"Q. After you became President did you receive any further
assistance - money from Taiwan?
A. Personally no, but the government yes. And, by the
way, Taiwan even before I became President had diplomatic
recognition with the Republic of Liberia even before I
Q. They probably paid money to President Doe for that,
A. I don't know. I can't comment on that. I don't know.
Q. But after you became President you received no further
A. Personally, no.
Q. Well, that begs the next question: Did your government
receive funds from Taiwan after you became President?
A. That is correct, yes.
Q. What did your government receive?
A. The Government of Liberia received an annual grant of
Q. How did you receive that money? Was it --
A. It came into the Government of Liberia the normal way
all other revenues came.
Q. Was it through some type of bank transaction?
A. They were bank transactions.
Q. Into what entity of the government?
A. Into the financial structure.
Q. Did the embassy of Taiwan hand you $10 million cash or
how did the money come --
A. No, it was done through a bank transfer. Nobody - they
didn't deal with no cash. It was done through a bank
Q. What account would have received that money?
A. I don't know how the Central Bank handled it but it
came through the government normal systems.
Q. So there was a bank account at the Central Bank for
A. All government revenue of the Republic of Liberia were
deposited at the Central Bank. I don't know how it worked
internally but --"
Then I went on to ask you about the million dollars received before becoming President. So, Mr Taylor, you previously told this Court that all government revenue including that received from Taiwan since you were President came through the normal government structure, through the Central Bank. Why are you telling - why didn't you tell us on 26 November about money in this account at LBDI?