Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Oil-for-Food and Overseas Accounts

Why am I not surprised about this? Roger L. Simon has provided extensive coverage of the oil-for-food scandal at the U.N. Today, he points to a story in the Telegraph:
Investigators in the Iraqi oil-for-food scandal have discovered a network of overseas bank accounts operated by Benon Sevan, the former head of the United Nations programme, who is the subject of a criminal inquiry by New York prosecutors.

Officials from investigative agencies, including the UN's Volcker inquiry, say that Mr Sevan has accounts in his native Cyprus, Turkey and Switzerland.
The plot sickens.