Wednesday, August 10, 2005


NYT Ediorial Naivete Part II

U.N. suspect Sevan remains in Cyprus, eludes prosecution�-�World�-�The Washington Times, America's Newspaper: "The Independent Inquiry Committee, with 85 investigators from 20 countries, also reported that senior U.N. procurement official Alexander Yakovlev had accepted more than $1 million in bribes from companies seeking inside information on U.N. contracts.
Mr. Yakovlev surrendered to the FBI office here hours after the report was made public Monday and immediately pleaded guilty in federal court to counts of wire fraud, money laundering and soliciting a bribe. He was released on $400,000 bail and is widely assumed to be cooperating with authorities.
Richard Goldstone, an official on the inquiry committee and a South African judge, told the British Broadcasting Corp. yesterday that the committee expects to name 'hundreds of companies from tens of countries' in a broader report to be released in October."

Hundreds, huh?

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