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Thursday, November 17, 2005

Hush Now. Don't Say This Out Loud

From Roto-Reuters:
American charged with Iraq bribes: NYT

NEW YORK (Reuters) - American Philip Bloom, who controlled three companies that worked on reconstruction in Iraq, was charged on Wednesday with paying bribes and kickbacks to U.S. occupation authorities and their spouses, The New York Times reported.

Bloom was charged with conspiracy, wire fraud, conspiracy to launder money and interstate transportation of stolen property, the newspaper said.

It cited a complaint unsealed in the Federal District Court of the District of Columbia.

A spokesman for the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction told the Times this will not be the last case filed in the investigation of the reconstruction effort. He said as many as a dozen cases had been sent to the U.S. Justice Department for possible prosecution.

The complaint accuses Bloom of paying hundreds of thousands of dollars to obtain up to $3.5 million in reportedly fraudulent construction contracts, the paper said.

It said the complaint also cites two unnamed co-conspirators who worked in the Coalition Provisional Authority as the officials who, along with their spouses, allegedly received the payments.

The complaint said one of the co-conspirators held the position of comptroller and financing officer for "C.P.A. South Central Region in Iraq," according to the Times.
Funny, I didn't see the words 'Halli' or 'burton' anywhere in that article.
Do you mean to tell me that maybe, just maybe, there could be someone profiting on this war but who has nothing to do with the Bush administration?

I'm aghast. Shocked I say.

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