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Vol 48 No 10

Published 11th May 2007


Zambia

Stop thief

British High Court Justice Peter Smith has found that ex-President Frederick Chiluba stole US$46 million of state funds from Zambia between 1991 and 2002 (AC Vol 46 No 20). In a 220-page judgement, made public on 4 May, Smith also ruled that two London law firms were involved in a conspiracy to launder part of the stolen millions. Meer, Care and Desai is headed by Nelson Mandela's London lawyer, Iqbal Meer; the other, Cave, Malik & Co., which handled $3 mn., was run by Bimal Thaker.

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