Why Did Lockerbie Bomber Have $2.9 Million In a Swiss Bank

Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, in black suit, is hugged by Seif al-Islam el- Gadhafi, son of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, upon his arrival in Libya (AP Photo-Abdel Magid Al Fergany)

If Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi, the Lockerbie bomber freed because he’s dying of cancer, was merely a low-level airline employee, then how did he come into possession of £1.8 million ($2.9 million) in a Swiss bank account? The revelation that Megrahi had so much money has added to the suspicion that he really was a Libyan intelligence agent who was using the money to buy explosives and pay bribes.

Also, it turns out that Scottish prosecutors knew about the bank account before Megrahi’s trial eight years ago, but they didn’t bother to bring up the subject. Had the issue of the money been raised during the debate over his release, his defense attorneys had planned to say that the funds were given to him by his employer, Libyan Arab Airlines, to buy aircraft parts abroad.
-Noel Brinkerhoff


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