Thursday, March 17, 2005

Follow the Money, If You Can!

Looks like Benon Sevan, the man who ran the U.N. Oil-for-Food Program, or shall we say scandal, received payments to the tune of $160,000 between 1999 and 2003. He has said that the money came from an elderly aunt in Cyprus. His aunt died in June 2004 after a fall down an elevator shaft in March 2004. According to Fox News, this is around the same time that the investigations into Oil-for-Food started. Call me crazy, but I just don't hear of a lot of accidental elevator shaft deaths, do you? So Sevan says that his aunt "gave him cash gifts to defray the cost of her annual stay" with him in New York. We can't ask her the reason since she is, at present, not alive. Seems kind of convenient to me. It gets even better. It is illegal to take more than 10,000 Cyprus pounds out of the country at any one time. I suppose now every bureau or agency with any type of investigative expertise will now want a piece of this action. So where did the money come from? Well, according to bank officials there was never that amount of money in her bank account. I would suspect that Spider Hole Saddam knows a ton about the money trail, but I bet he's not talking. Then again, neither is Aunt Bertouji.

Read the story: Fox News

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