Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Oh, no,,, Kojo-say it ain't so

The Washington Times reports:
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said yesterday he was disappointed in his son for accepting payments from a key contractor in the oil-for-food program
for more than four years longer than had been previously acknowledged.

Kojo Annan, 31, had been employed from 1995 to 1997 at Cotecna Inspection SA, a Geneva-based firm that had been inspecting humanitarian goods imported by Iraq with U.N.-administered proceeds from its oil sales. He served briefly as a consultant until 1998.

But the younger Mr. Annan continued to receive as much as $2,500 a month from Cotecna until February 2003 as part of a "no compete" agreement, according to chagrined U.N. officials, who have said for years that the payments ended in late 1998.

"Naturally, I was very disappointed and surprised, yes," the secretary general told reporters yesterday morning.
"I understand the perception problem for the U.N., or the perception of a conflict of interest and wrongdoing."

Ok, so Koffi is disappointed because he thought his son STOPPED getting kickbacks? He's disappointed because he missed out on his cut for four years? He's dissapointed that his son took kickbacks at all?

I could live comfortably on $30,000 tax free per year.

I'm not going to get into the UN charging Iraq for the "investigation" into the scam. Just seems to me that Iraq ought to be considered a payed-up member untill. . .ohhh 2025 at least, or the last of this generations Iraqies can't remember the oil for Fraud program.

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