US oil tycoon, 2 Swiss charged in Iraq oil scandal

#1
http://today.reuters.com/news/newsA...234938Z_01_ROB163051_RTRUKOC_0_US-IRAQ-UN.xml

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors have charged a Texas oil tycoon and two Swiss executives and their companies with paying secret kickbacks to Iraq in the U.N. oil-for-food program.

Tycoon Oscar Wyatt, the former Coastal Corp. chairman, was arrested in Houston, Texas, on Friday, prosecutors said, becoming one of the highest profile figures ensnared so far in the scandal. The two Swiss nationals are being sought for extradition.

The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York charged Wyatt along with Catalina del Socorro Miguel Fuentes, alias Cathy Miguel, and Mohammed Saidji. All three face up to 62 years in prison and heavy fines if convicted.

"Mr. Wyatt has violated no laws and will vigorously defend against these charges," said Wyatt's lawyer Carl Parker in Houston.
 
#3
No , let's start with the US. How many times did we hear that "No US citizens were involved"

In fact , it is only an allegation at the moment. Bet Wyatt wishes he hadn't dumped so much money in the Democrat campaign kitty now.

A Texan oilman operating on his own in this sort of market opportunity? Yeah right.
 
#5
We didn't categorically say "No UK citizens were involved in OFP"

And so far, no PROOF has emerged that GG was involved in OFP. In fact , when he was summoned before your senate, he handed them their asses.

Some of the questions asked by the investigation , were so ridiculously biased, even Brits who hate GG ended up cheering when he whacked them out of the park.

The thread is here somewhere.
 
#6
Galloway best buddy is getting tons of money from Sadam who is giving money to Galloway. Who supports Sadam. He makes Tom Delay look like a Choir boy. I could care less if Americans are involved. If they are involved so be it.
 
#7
Can you provide the proof of that Neo-Con?
 
#8
I am tired right now and will gone for a lot of the weekend.By monday I will have more Information. I am going just from memory right now .Proof ,no not with out a formal power to investigate and subpoena witnesses.
 
#9
NEO_CON said:
I am tired right now and will gone for a lot of the weekend.By monday I will have more Information. I am going just from memory right now .Proof ,no not with out a formal power to investigate and subpoena witnesses.
No, just follow Fcux and Newsmax's lead and base all assertions on innuendo and your usual "Internet Sources" of dubious reliability and integrity.
 
#10
NEO_CON said:
I am tired right now and will gone for a lot of the weekend.By monday I will have more Information. I am going just from memory right now .Proof ,no not with out a formal power to investigate and subpoena witnesses.
OK. We don't want proof, but maybe just a little evidence would be nice instead of your complete and utter drivvel.

First,
NEO_CON said:
Galloway best buddy
Who is GG's 'best buddy'? Evidence please...

Second,
NEO_CON said:
getting tons of money from Sadam
Evidence please...

Third,
NEO_CON said:
who is giving money to Galloway
Evidence please...

Fourth,
NEO_CON said:
Who supports Sadam
Evidence please...

So far, your own Senate has investigated this, and they had the power "to investigate and subpoena witnesses". All the could come up with was:
- some documents that stated GG had been granted an 'oil allocation' - but NO evidence that he profited nor even knew of its existance
- a former business partner (in a charity) who appears to have made money from Iraqi oil - but no proof it was from the OfFP
- he met Saddam twice

So, if your last comment "Who supports Sadam" is based on this last element, then what do you think of someone who also met him twice and provided the basic ingredients to make chemical weopans to slaughter thousands.....?

Fifth,
NEO_CON said:
He makes Tom Delay look like a Choir boy
Have you seen the film Choirboys?

For the record, I do not support George Galloway nor his politics - and would be very pleased to see his type consigned to the (political) scrapheap. However, as PTP points out, many people over here were applauding as he gave your biased politicians a roasting. Why, because this side of the pond we care about 'facts' and 'truths' - except our current puppet PM - and we dislike your system of political showboating to the ignorant masses.

Still waiting for an answer NC - are you an iranian-american?
 
#11
BayOil from Texas was outed in the US Senate investigation for taking a sizeable proportion of the OfF Programme oil - and thus paying a large chunk of the illegal kickbacks into Saddams pocket.

PTP links to another Texan, Oscar Wyatt the former Coastal Corp. chairman, for also having his greedy fingers well and truly in the pie.

And still there is more to come:

BBC News said:
US firm admits oil-for-food bribe

A US oil trading company has pleaded guilty to involvement in the Iraq oil-for-food scandal and agreed to pay a fine of $250,000 (£141,000).

Midway Trading was accused of paying $400,000 in bribes to Iraqi officials for oil purchases under the UN scheme.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4361838.stm

Having opened Pandora's box in an attempt to discredit the UN, it seems all the US Administration has found inside is a can-o-worms with 'made in USA' stamped on the outside!!!!
 

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