JURIST Supported by the University of Pittsburgh

THIS DAY AT LAW
Today in legal history...

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Danish supplier admitted role in UN oil-for-food fraud
Kimberly Bennett at 12:00 AM ET

On August 19, 2005, Danish industrial pipe production company Grundfos admitted to paying bribes to Iraqi authorities of Saddam Hussein's government under the UN oil-for-food program, which was created to exchange Iraqi oil for food and medicine in 1996. An internal Grundfos investigation uncovered the bribes, prompting Chief Executive Jens Joergen Madsen to issue a statement apologizing for the fraud. On February 3, 2005, a previous investigation by the Independent Inquiry Committee (IIC) concluded that head of the program Benon Sevan "seriously undermined" UN integrity. US prosecutors eventually indicted Sevan, forcing him to resign.


Flag of Iraq

Learn more about the UN oil-for-food program from the JURIST news archive.




Link post | IM post | go to JURIST | © JURIST, 2012


LATEST DAYS

 NYC police unions continue to pursue stop and frisk appeal
February 8, 2014

 click for more...

SYNDICATION

Add This Day at Law to your RSS reader or personalized portal:
  • Add to Google
  • Add to My Yahoo!
  • Subscribe with Bloglines
  • Add to My AOL

E-MAIL

Subscribe to This Day at Law alerts via R|mail. Enter your e-mail address below. After subscribing and being returned to this page, please check your e-mail for a confirmation message.
MyBlogAlerts also e-mails alerts of new This Day at Law entries. It's free and fast, but ad-based.

CONTACT

This Day at Law welcomes reader comments, tips, URLs, updates and corrections. E-mail us at archives@jurist.org