Searching for Liberia’s missing millions. How much money did Charles Taylor, Liberia’s deposed president, take from his country and where is it?

by Doreen Carvajal

For almost seven years, since an international warrant was issued for his arrest, the search has stretched from the mangrove swamps and diamond fields of West Africa to Swiss banks and shell corporations — a state-of-the-art version of the sweeping asset hunts that have accompanied the fall of autocrats since the shah of Iran’s demise in the 1970s.