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Huge Bank Corruption Plot In Afghanistan Might Have Been Covered Up By This Central Banker, Who Just Fled To The U.S.

Courtney Comstock at Business Insider  June 29, 2011

Abdul Qadeer Fitrat, the former governor of the Afghan central bank, fled the country Monday amid a scandal over corruption at Kabul Bank, which was taken over by the government last year.

Now the IMF’s support of Afghanistan is said to be in jeopardy.

Fitrat says he fled because his life was in danger. He says he flew to the U.S. because, “The government, and particularly the president, knew that I knew a lot of facts about how they stole public depositors money [including] the deposits of small Afghans, farmers, carpenters … that they [had] saved in Kabul Bank … they [the government] had used that money for political campaigns and they knew I had evidence for that.”

Please read the entire story at Business Insider

June 29, 2011 - Posted by | Afghanistan, Follow the Money | , , ,

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