Judge issues second order blocking release of UN oil-for-food documents

[JURIST] A federal judge issued a second 10-day restraining order Thursday blocking US congressional efforts to obtain documents that former investigator Robert Parton took with him when he resigned his role [JURIST report] in the probe of the UN Oil-for-Food Program [official website]. A United Nations-appointed committee independently investigating the program agreed to the delay after discussing the matter with the two congressional committees requesting the documents. No agreement had been forthcoming during the lifetime of the initial 10 day-restaining order [JURIST report] issued last week. Former US Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker [Wikipedia profile] is heading the probe and says release of the documents will jeopardize his investigation and the lives of witnesses. AP has more.

 

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