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Vol 50 No 5

Published 6th March 2009


Nigeria

Tesler trapped

Officers from Britain’s Serious Fraud Office arrested lawyer Jeffrey Tesler, 60, at his offices in Tottenham in London on 5 March in a move that will widen the international investigation into corrupt payments in Nigeria’s US$6 billion liquefied natural gas project (AC Vol 49 No 10). Tesler, who has already implicated several senior Nigerian, Japanese and United States’ officials in interviews with French Judge Renaud van Ruymbeke, will be extradited to the USA to face Department of Justice (DOJ) questioning.

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