Everyone knows corruption is rampant in Lebanon. A lot of people stole alot of money, no surprise there.
However, when Nicola Fattoush wants a quarter billion dollars to stop raping the environment, something he shouldn't have been doing in the first place, you realize the scale of such corruption.
Nicola Fattoush! Who is Nicola Fattoush? He's barely a C-List corrupt politician. A quarter billion dollars as settlement for a C Lister! So that means he's been pocketing at least that much. Nicola Freaking Fattoush!
Where does that leave the other corruptos? The ones higher up on the food chain. The Murrs, Hrawis, Hamades, Husseinis, Mrads, Sayyeds, Lahouds, Franjiehs, Harbs, Shamseddines, Gemayels? I'm sure their ego wouldn't allow for a share smaller than that of Nicola Fattoush, It had to be multiple times more.
We haven't reached the All Stars yet? The Jordans and O'Neals of thievery. Abdel Halim Khaddam, Nabih Berri, Ghazi Kanaan, Walid Jumblatt, Rustum Ghazaleh, Rafik Hariri, Mustapha Tlas, Hekmat El Shahabi.
How about the Godfather himself? How much of the people's money did he die on?