Liberia: Ex-boss of forestry agency arrested on corruption charges for issuing bogus permits

  • by: JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 22, 2014 - 8:15 AM

MONROVIA, Liberia — The former head of Liberia's state forestry agency has been arrested and indicted for allegedly defrauding the country of millions of dollars by issuing bogus permits that allowed foreign companies to exploit the country's hardwood forests between 2006 and 2012.

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