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February 6, 2005

UN Oil-for-Food inquiry questions aunt's $160,000

Topics: International News

Why didn't my aunt's ever dote me out a little cash?

A DOTING aunt in Cyprus yesterday became the focus of the United Nations investigation into the Oil-for-Food scandal after the head of the United Nations programme claimed that she had given him large sums of cash.


Benon Sevan, former head of the largest humanitarian programme in UN history, claimed that he had received $160,000 (£85,000) in cash from Berdjouchi Zeytountsian, his spinster aunt, who died last year after falling into a lift shaft.

A UN inquiry, led by Paul Volcker, the former head of the US Federal Reserve, has cast doubt on Mr Sevan's explanation and questioned this "unexplained wealth".

You believe him, don't you?

Posted by Hyscience at February 6, 2005 1:37 PM

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