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

I have quoted the pages to this Court where I told them about this money at LBDI, Mr Koumjian. Depending on your question I can answered and if you look into my statements when you asked me was it given to you personally I keep saying no. I said the government.

Now, Mr Koumjian, that's going to be left to these judges because how covert activities work in Liberian government regarding finances is one matter that I'm sure we will disagree from now until hell freezes. How the monies were handled to get into these accounts, there was not just - the President was just - there were officials of government that set up a system on making sure that this covert account worked. And of course I don't know all of the details. I opened the account. It was agreed. I operated it with another official. So all these other questions I'm afraid that I can't - I can't answer you on the way how, you know, you are asking them. The only thing I can say is that there's an account and it's operated by the government in that particular covert way for whatever reason the Liberian government at that time decided. That's all I can say.

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