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Vol 58 No 9

Published 28th April 2017


A meandering audit trail

The much-anticipated report on the secret loans is due out amid doubts about how much it will – or can – reveal 

Expectations and tension were building as the 28 April deadline for the delivery of the risk advisory firm Kroll's report on secret security state loans approached. Attorney General Beatriz Buchili had given Kroll a second one-month extension to complete its investigations. She denied that her office was deliberately dragging its feet in publishing a report which Kroll had initially been given 90 days to compile. Even with the extensions, there are doubts that there was enough time for the international firm to overcome bureaucratic resistance and defensive secretiveness to get to the heart of the matter. Fears are widespread that the questions everybody wants answered will remain unresolved: where did the money go and who received it?

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