Beyond the cash in your pocket, money is an intangible thing, and hiding $70 billion is in this electronic age a relatively simple exercise. Or it is as long as you have a few days head start. Unless the world’s governments act quickly, they will lose the opportunity to seize the vast assets stolen by the deposed Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak and his family from their country’s coffers. Switzerland has made a start, but the Mubaraks’ loot is no doubt spread thinly across the globe.
To the G20 and other world leaders…
“We call on you to immediately freeze any assets of the former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, his family, and his circle of friends and advisers – so they can be investigated and returned to the Egyptian people; and to provide cooperation and assistance to Egyptian authorities under Article 51 of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption.”
A straightforward request, I’m sure you’ll agree.