It’s one thing to be a little corrupt, but these cats were GETTIN’ IT!!
GENEVA — Switzerland has found 360 million Swiss francs, nearly $416 million, of potentially illegal assets linked to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and his circle stashed in the Alpine country, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday.
Some 410 million Swiss francs ($474 million) traced to former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and 60 million Swiss francs ($69 million) linked to former Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali have also been identified, Foreign Ministryspokesman Lars Knuchel said.
“In the case of Libya, it was 360 million Swiss francs,” Knuchel told Reuters. “These amounts are frozen in Switzerland following blocking orders by the Swiss government related to potentially illegal assets in Switzerland.”
Both Tunisia and Egypt — where unrest led to the ousting of Ben Ali and Mubarak — are in touch with Swiss judicial authorities regarding their formal requests for legal assistance to seek return of the funds, according to Knuchel.
No such discussions are underway with authorities in Libya, where Gadhafi is clinging to power in the face of an uprising and NATO air strikes.
They can kiss that bread goodbye!