More information on Koffi Annan's family involvement
in the illegal activities associated with the UN and the
illegal Oil for Food thefts. Kofi continues to drag his
feet and block investigation attempts into this area.
Whenever Annan gets on camera and says anything
about 'values' or about America participating in
'illegal activities' in Iraq ... ya' just want to burst out
laughing at the hypocrit! He's as dirty as they come.
Annan's Son Took Payments Through 2004
The New York Sun
BY CLAUDIA ROSETT - Special to the Sun
November 26, 2004
One of the next big chapters in the United Nations oil-for-food scandal will involve the family of the secretary-general, Kofi Annan, whose son turns
out to have been receiving payments as recently as early this year from a key contractor in the oil-for-food program.
The secretary-general's son, Kojo Annan, was previously reported to have worked for a Swiss-based company called Cotecna Inspection Services SA,
which from 1998-2003 held a lucrative contract with the U.N. to monitor goods arriving in Saddam Hussein's Iraq under the oil-for-food program. But
investigators are now looking into new information suggesting that the younger Annan received far more money over a much longer period, even after his
compensation from Cotecna had reportedly ended.
The importance of this story involves not only undisclosed conflicts of interest, but the question of the role of the secretary-general himself, at a
time when talk is starting to be heard around the U.N. that it is time for him to resign, and the staff labor union is in open rebellion against
"What other bombshells are out there being hidden from the public and U.N. member governments?" asked an investigator on Rep. Henry Hyde's
International Relations Committee, which has held hearings on oil-for-food.
The younger Annan stopped working for Cotecna in late 1998, but it now turns out that he continued to receive money from Cotecna not only through
1999, as recently reported, but right up until February of this year. The timing coincides with the entire duration of Cotecna's work for the U.N.
oil-for-food program. It now appears the payments to the younger Annan ended three months after the U.N., in November, 2003, closed out its role in
oil-for-food and handed over the remains of the program to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad.
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