OIL-FOR-FOOD
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France oil company acquitted in Iraq oil-for-food scandal
July 8, 2013
A French court on Monday acquitted French oil company Total, its CEO Christophe de Margerie and several other defendants on corruption charges in connection with a scandal involving the UN's Iraq Oil-for-Food program. The oil-for-food program allowed the Iraqi government of Saddam Hussein, which....... [more]

Federal judge dismisses Iraq oil-for-food corruption lawsuit
February 7, 2013
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Wednesday dismissed an Iraqi government lawsuit accusing numerous business entities of conspiring with Saddam Hussein to disrupt the UN Oil-for-Food Program, thereby denying Iraqi citizens access to approximately $10 billion....... [more]

Danish supplier admitted role in UN oil-for-food fraud
August 19, 2012
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....... [more]

Report concluded that Oil-for-Food head 'seriously undermined' UN integrity
February 3, 2012
On February 3, 2005, the Independent Inquiry Committee (IIC) released a report investigating the UN Oil-for-Food program. The program began to exchange Iraqi oil for food and medicine in 1996, despite international sanctions prohibiting such trading. The report concluded that the program's head, Ben....... [more]

Texas tycoon sentenced in oil-for-food scandal
November 27, 2011
On November 27, 2007, Texas oil tycoon Oscar Wyatt, Jr. was sentenced to one year in prison and ordered to pay $11 million in restitution for his role in the Iraq oil-for-food scandal. Wyatt was originally arrested in October 2005 by the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Michael Gar....... [more]

UN Security Council ends Iraq sanctions
December 16, 2010
The UN Security Council on Wednesday voted to remove sanctions imposed on Iraq between 1991 and 2003 during the country's wars under former Iraqi dictator Suddam Hussein. The Security Council approved three resolutions that eliminated the Development Fund for Iraq, lifted sanctions prohibiting civi....... [more]

GE agrees to settle SEC complaint in oil-for-food scandal
July 28, 2010
General Electric Co. (GE) on Tuesday agreed to a $23.5 million settlement after the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filed a complaint accusing GE of bribing Iraqi officials to receive contracts under the UN Oil-for-Food program. The SEC claimed that, between 2000 and 2003, four of GE's....... [more]

France oil company charged with corruption in Iraq oil-for-food scandal
April 6, 2010
A Paris judge has charged French oil company Total with bribery and complicity in connection with a scandal involving the UN's Iraq Oil-for-Food program, the company's lawyer confirmed Tuesday. Total announced the court's decision in its annual report last week but maintained that the c....... [more]

Texas oil company owner sentenced to prison in oil-for-food bribery case
March 7, 2008
Texas oil baron David Chalmers was sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to forfeit $9 million Friday for paying millions in bribes to Iraqi officials in connection with the UN oil-for-food scandal. Chalmers, the owner of Bayoil USA Inc and Bayoil Supply and Trading Ltd, pleaded guilty last....... [more]

Texas oil tycoon sentenced to year in prison for role in oil-for-food scandal
November 27, 2007
Texas oil tycoon Oscar Wyatt Jr. was sentenced Tuesday to one year in prison and ordered to pay over $11 million dollars in restitution for his role in the Iraq Oil-for-Food scandal. Originally accused of paying millions of dollars in illegal kickbacks to members of Saddam Hussein's regime in o....... [more]

Chevron settles SEC charges in oil-for-food scandal
November 14, 2007
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Wednesday agreed to a $30 million settlement of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act charges against Chevron in connection with the oil company's alleged involvement in a scheme to exchange illegal payments to Iraqi officials under the now-defunct UN O....... [more]




WEBSITES

    UN Oil-for-Food Program [Wikipedia]

    Independent Inquiry Committee

    Manipulation Report [IIC]

    Management Report [IIC]

    Oil-for-Food Facts.org