Can Egypt Recoup Mubarak's Fortune?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

In just 18 days of protests, Egyptians forced longtime President Hosni Mubarak to turn over power last week. Getting him to hand over the assets he has accumulated over his 30 year reign will undoubtedly take longer — maybe forever. On Monday, the Egyptian government called on the Foreign Ministries in the European Union to put a freeze on Mubarak’s assets in their countries. But how long will it take them to figure out how much of that off-shore money rightfully belongs to Egypt? Do the people ever get a refund from dictators?

Joining us to answer that question is tax haven expert Nicholas Shaxson, researcher for the Tax Justice Network and author of "Treasure Islands: Tax Havens and the Men Who Stole the World."

Guests:

Nicholas Shaxson

Produced by:

Kateri A. Jochum

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