Annan awaits new Oil-for-Food report

[JURIST] A new interim report on the UN Oil-for-Food Program [JURIST c news archive] for Iraq is set to be released Tuesday, and officials within the Bush administration believe that the conflict-of-interest findings might place US Secretary-General Kofi Annan's job in jeopardy. Tuesday's report is expected to address whether the secretary-general unduly influenced the contract application process for his son Kojo's personal gain; Kojo received close to $400,000 from Cotecna Inspection [corporate website], a company he represented which sought and received a contract related to the program. Cotecna issued a December press release regarding its involvement in the oil-for-food program. NBC News has more.

 

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