February 12, 2005
AP Exclusive: Head of Oil-for-Food Program Blocked Audit of His Office at Same Time He's Accused of Soliciting Oil Deals From IraqTopics: Middle East News and Perspectives
Talking about having your hands caught in the cookie jar:
The U.N. oil-for-food program chief under scrutiny for alleged corruption and mismanagement blocked a proposed audit of his office around the same time he's accused of soliciting lucrative oil deals from Iraq, according to investigators.
A U.N. auditing team, which was severely understaffed, said running the $64 billion oil-for-food program was "a high risk activity" and a priority for review. But Benon Sevan denied the internal auditors' request to hire a consultant to examine his office in May 2001 - an act top investigators of the program are now calling into question.
Hat tip - Roth Report
Posted by Hyscience at February 12, 2005 3:57 PM
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