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BREAKING NEWS ~ Annan fires UN staffer for role in oil-for-food scandal

[JURIST] AP is reporting that United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has fired suspended UN staffer Joseph Stephanides [JURIST report] for his role in the UN oil-for-food scandal [BBC timeline].

1:25 PM ET - Stephanides is the first UN staffer to be fired in the scandal. An AP story is now available here.

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