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Liberian Lawmakers Demand Answers on Foreign Lobbying Fees

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has denied allegations that her government spent more than $200 million in lobbying fees to foreign firms in the United States. In a letter to the plenary of the Liberian House of Representatives, Sirleaf said it is “preposterous” for anyone to believe that her government could spend such an amount. She said only the US firm KRL lobbied on behalf of Liberia from 2007 to 2013 and was paid a total of a little over $368,000.  But...

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