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

Well, there was nothing left in the coffers of the government. The ministry of finance was completely empty. There was no money because the period I was President of Liberia there was a lot of fighting going on. There were no taxes being paid, companies were closed down. There was no money coming in to the government coffers and there was no way they could come because there was a lot of fighting going on. Everywhere where government was supposed to get money was closed and there wasn't any money.

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