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

Mr Taylor, you were being questioned I believe by my colleague about this Central Bank, beginning at line 3:

"Q. And when did you change this into the Central Bank of

Liberia? When did that occur?

A. I would say within the first - we would put through

this legislation I think the first few months of my

presidency. I would put this to '98. Around 1998.

Q. Do you recall what part of 1998 that would have been?

A. No, I don't.

Q. So this Central Bank of Liberia had important functions

for the control of currency?

A. Everything, yes.

Q. Credit, money flow?

A. Money flow, yes. It was responsible really for the

monetary control - total monetary control of the country.

Q. I think you said that all revenues that were coming

into the Government of Liberia would be deposited here.

A. At the Central Bank, that is correct.

Q. All revenues? No exceptions?

A. All revenues."

So, Mr Taylor, why did you tell the judges that all revenues came into the Central Bank when we've seen millions of dollars of transactions into this account in the name of Charles G Taylor at the LBDI bank?

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