August 07, 2005

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Sevan Resigns Before Explosive Report
Sunday, August 07, 2005

NEW YORK — The former chief of the Iraqi Oil-for-Food program, Benon Sevan resigned from the United Nations Sunday — just hours before the results of a probe are expected to accuse him of getting kickbacks from the $67 billion operation.

The Independent Inquiry Committee, appointed by the U.N. to probe allegations of corruption in the program, plans to release on Monday its third interim report on the humanitarian program.

Sevan resigned in a letter to Kofi Annan blasting the U.N. secretary-general and accusing him "sacrificing" him for his own political gain.

"I fully understand the pressure that you are under, and that there are those who are trying to destroy your reputation as well as my own, but sacrificing me for political expediency will never appease our critics or help you or the Organization," Sevan wrote.

The rest is here at Fox News along with a Who's Who in the Oil-for-Food scandal.

Kofi and Kojo...........The pendulum swings closer.

Posted by BillyBudd at August 7, 2005 09:41 PM | TrackBack

Sevan goes down in flames and Kofi is barely even touched.

Posted by: gindy at August 8, 2005 09:19 AM

Jail time! We want jail time! Gee, maybe the International Court...No, no no...

Posted by: WitNit at August 8, 2005 11:13 AM
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