Friday, February 23, 2007

S Korean jailed for Iraq bribes

The UN's oil-for-food program has been tainted by corruptionA South Korean man has been jailed for five years for accepting kickbacks from Saddam Hussein to subvert the UN's oil-for-food program in Iraq.

Businessman and lobbyist Tongsun Park was convicted on conspiracy charges in July 2006, for receiving at least $2 million (£1.02 million) from Baghdad. Mr Park, 71, did not speak at the sentencing hearing in New York.

At his trial last year, Mr Park claimed he was representing the UN's interests in his dealings with Baghdad. More....


The corrupt UN Food for Oil program is one of the contributing factors as to why we are in Iraq today!

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