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Title: LIBERIA: 2009 REPORT ON INVESTMENT DISPUTES AND

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UNCLAS MONROVIA 000431 
 
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SIPDIS 
 
DEPARTMENT FOR AF/W AND EEB/IFD/OIA 
 
E.O. 12598: N/A 
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SUBJECT: LIBERIA: 2009 REPORT ON INVESTMENT DISPUTES AND 
EXPROPRIATION CLAIMS 
 
REF: STATE 49477 
 
¶1.  (SBU) The United States Government is aware of one claim of 
United States persons that may be outstanding against the Government 
of Liberia (GOL; under the National Transitional Government of 
Liberia - NTGL). 
 
a. Claimant A 
 
b. 2004 
 
c. In late 2003 and spring 2004, a locally incorporated company 
owned by U.S. investors (AmLib Minerals and GeoServices Inc.) 
reported that fighters from the rebel group Liberians United for 
Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD) raided the company's premises on 
Bushrod Island in Monrovia and made away with equipment and other 
valuables said to be worth USD 350,000.  The local resident Liberian 
national General Manager of the company told the Embassy at the time 
that he had written several letters of complaint to the then LURD 
Chairman Sekou Damate Conneh and personally met with other LURD 
executives regarding the matter but so far had received no redress. 
The General Manager of the company also informed Embassy officers 
that a brother of Chairman Sekou Conneh was driving one of the 
company's stolen Sport Utility Vehicles (SUV's) in and around 
Monrovia. 
 
The General Manager further reported that other LURD rebels looted a 
company station in the town of Kokoya, located some distance inland 
in Bong County.  He did not attempt to put a precise dollar value on 
the level of damages incurred in Kokoya but said that it is similar 
to the level of losses sustained by the firm at their offices on 
Bushrod Island in Monrovia (USD 350,000). 
 
The General Manager added that rebels from the group Movement for 
Democracy in Liberia (MODEL) looted company properties in the town 
of Sand Beach, Rivercess County. Again, complaints were filed in 
writing with MODEL authorities.  At the same time, the General 
Manager indicated he would approach the then National Transitional 
Government of Liberia (NTGL).  Post is not aware of the outcome of 
those discussions, or if they occurred. 
 
A democratically elected Government of Liberia headed by President 
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was inaugurated on January 16, 2006.  The 
Embassy has no new information regarding the case; Claimant A has 
not been in contact with the Embassy since 2004. 
 
¶2.  List of Claimants: 
 
Claimant A:  AmLib Minerals and Geoservices, Incorporated 
U.S. Citizens 
No Privacy Act Waiver 
 
THOMAS-GREENFIELD