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Oil-For-Food

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Federal prosecutors say a Texas businessman, a Bulgarian and a British citizen have all been indicted in an alleged scheme tied to the U-N oil-for-food program.

Officials say the three schemed to pay (m) millions of dollars in secret kickbacks to Saddam Hussein's government in Iraq.

A federal prosecutor in New York has scheduled an announcement
this morning.

U-S Attorney David Kelley says the kickbacks involved money otherwise intended for humanitarian relief.

A statement from Kelley says a criminal complaint against a South Korean citizen will also be unsealed. The South Korean is charged with conspiracy to act in the U-S as an unregistered government agent for the Iraqi government.


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