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Senegal: IMF official given cash farewell gift

Senegal: IMF official given cash farewell gift

Senegal's president says his top aide gave nearly $200,000 "in error" to an International Monetary Fund representative as parting gift.
President Abdoulaye Wade said Tuesday that his top aide gave the cash as a "customary gift" to IMF country director Alex Segura after a September dinner marking the end of Segura's three-year term.
Wade says the money was not a bribe and that the aide miscalculated the amount. An IMF statement says Segura left immediately for the airport and only later discovered that the gift was a large sum of U.S. dollars and euros.
The bank says Segura transported the money to his destination, Barcelona. The IMF returned the money to Senegal's ambassador to Spain in early October.


Updated : 2021-06-17 18:01 GMT+08:00