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Liberian Officials Deny Involvement in Graft

Liberia’s Finance and Development Planning Minister Samuel Tweah has denied corruption accusations by the US that led the Treasury to sanction him and two other officials of the West African nation this week. The Treasury on Dec. 11 designated Tweah along with Senators Albert Chie and Emmanuel Nuquay for their involvement in “significant corruption by abusing their public positions,” according to a statement. The three men “offered bribes to manipulate legislative processes and public funding, including legislative reporting and mining sector activity,” the Treasury said.