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Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Overcharged and Underinspected

While many have been focusing on the Oil for Food program deficit, we have not been looking at the actual inspectors nor their paychecks. Aparently, $19 Billion dollars was paid to inspectors who did not show up for work, seldom came to the country, and the ones that did-did not have a clear objective because Sevan would not return any of their questions. Sevan is Kofi Annan's son.

He has not held a weekly meeting between 2001-2003, except once. Claudia Rosett and George Russell have written a wonderful article covering this story. I have heard Claudia speak about the overpayments. You will not find it in this article. You may want to go to here for future research. Claudia has been following this story for many years now.

Claudia Rosett is a journalist-in-residence with the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies. George Russell is Executive Editor of Fox News.