Oil-for-food probe targeting Annan

by on February 5th, 2005


NEW YORK Feb 5, 2005 — Investigators probing alleged corruption at the United Nations oil-for-food program are scrutinizing thousands of pages of U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s documents, including e-mail and phone records, to determine whether he exerted influence in securing a contract for a Swiss company that employed his son.

Paul Volcker, the head of the independent investigation, confirmed the document search and told The Associated Press that new information had led investigators to delay publishing their findings about Annan’s son Kojo, whose activities have embroiled the U.N. chief in the growing scandal.

“There were things that came along that threw us back,” Volcker said in an AP interview.

Etalkinghead Staff