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my letter today in the WSJ
It is a shame that the Journal spent two days interviewing my client Mahmood Karzai yet chose to still include him as one of two named Afghans believed by anonymous U.S. officials to have transferred millions in cash out of Afghanistan ("Corruption Suspected in Airlift of Billions in Cash From Kabul," page one, June 28).
Mr. Karzai has never transferred large amounts of cash out of the country. He is willing to take a lie-detector test on this matter. This unproven and false accusation hurts him since he is the only Afghan businessman I'm aware of who is investing his money into the country—in large real-estate projects in Kandahar and the nation's infrastructure, such as its only cement plant— rather than taking money out as many others have done. No Afghan businessman or politician or public figure is more transparent than Mahmood Karzai.
I suggest that the U.S. anticorruption investigators follow the suggestion of Mr. Karzai, as quoted in your article: "Let's find out who is taking it." Mahmood Karzai isn't one of those "taking it."
Attorney at Law