Gaddafi secretly transfers 3 billion pounds to London-based wealth managerBy ANI
Sunday, February 27, 2011
LONDON - Libyan dictator Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has secretly deposited three billion pounds with a London-based private wealth manager.
According to the Daily Mail, a Swiss intermediary working for Gaddafi brokered a deal to transfer the funds from oil-rich Libya.
A similar attempt made five weeks ago was rebuffed when senior staff at a separate City stock broking firm learned of the source of the money, The Times reported.
The firm’s chief executive told The Times: “I said no, because personally I’m not comfortable dealing with murdering dictators with blood on their hands.”
However, the transaction went ahead with a Mayfair-based private wealth manager last week. (ANI)