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Vol 45 No 19

Published 24th September 2004


Nigeria

The Tesler tapes

Operating out of a modest solicitor's office in the north London suburb of Tottenham, Jeffrey Tesler cuts an improbable figure as the multi-millionaire agent arbitrating among heads of state, the world's biggest oil companies and Swiss bankers. Tesler's decision to cooperate with France's judicial investigation into 'Nigeriagate' under Judge Renaud van Ruymbeke was a breakthrough: it explained the role of Tesler's Tri-Star company as the distributor of payments on behalf of the consortium building the gas plant.

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