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Friday, June 14, 2024

CRIMINAL CARTEL WITHIN MINISTRY OF FINANCE IMPLICATED IN MASSIVE CENTRAL BANK HEIST DURING SIRLEAF ERA

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MONROVIA – In a shocking revelation, newly uncovered checks and vouchers have shed light on the extensive plundering of the Liberian government’s account at the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL). This discovery implicates a criminal cartel operating within the Ministry of Finance during President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s administration.

Despite the gravity of these findings, the current administration under President Joseph Boakai has remained silent. This is particularly alarming given Boakai’s tenure as Vice President during these activities and his campaign promises centered on combating corruption.

This newspaper has obtained and published a series of checks and vouchers detailing how over US$20 million was siphoned from government accounts at the CBL. These documents reveal a systematic and extensive scheme orchestrated by individuals within the Ministry of Finance, further exacerbating public distrust in governmental institutions.

The silence from the Boakai administration is deafening, especially in light of the President’s strong anti-corruption stance. The public expected swift action and a thorough investigation into the matter, but so far, no official comment or response has been made by the government.

The discovery of additional financial documents indicates that the scale of corruption is far greater than initially understood. This paper’s investigation has unveiled a network of fraudulent transactions that implicate high-level officials, raising questions about the extent of the complicity and the potential for further financial misconduct.

The lack of response from the Boakai administration not only undermines the President’s commitment to fighting corruption but also casts a shadow on the integrity of the current government. As the scandal unfolds, the Liberian people await decisive action and accountability from their leaders.

This newspaper will continue to follow the developments closely, demanding transparency and justice for the misappropriation of public funds. The people of Liberia deserve answers and assurance that such gross misconduct will not go unpunished.

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