It’s not everyday Liberians can be proud of their former leaders, writes Alien in Liberia. But they received some good news the other day: During former President Charles Taylor’s war crime trial, prosecutor Stephen Rapp alleged he maintained more than $5 billion in two separate U.S.-based bank accounts.
This puts his embezzlement higher than the previously-thought world champion: Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire.
Alien in Liberia also does the math comparing these embezzlement rates to their respective country's GDP. Check it out.