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Thursday, September 22, 2005

Frequently Overlooked Newsbits

In discussions with a number of folks, It seems that quite a number have not been aware of these:

washingtonpost.com
Scandal Visits the White House

By Dan Froomkin
Special to washingtonpost.com
Tuesday, September 20, 2005; 12:24 PM

The Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal reached into the White House yesterday, picking off President Bush's top procurement official -- who just barely had time to resign before being arrested.

The federal charges against David Safavian stem from his tenure as chief of staff of the General Services Administration, predating his arrival at the White House a year ago. But his arrest nonetheless draws renewed attention to the ongoing corruption and influence-peddling inquiry swirling around Abramoff, a lobbyist well known for his connections to conservative Republicans in the White House and Congress.... MORE

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Up to $1 billion plundered from Iraqi funds: minister
Mon Sep 19, 2005 6:53 AM ET

LONDON (Reuters) - Large-scale corruption in Iraq's ministries, particularly the defense ministry, has led to one of the biggest thefts in history with more than $1 billion going missing, Iraq's finance minister said in an interview.

"Huge amounts of money have disappeared. In return we got nothing but scraps of metal," Finance Minister Ali Allawi told British newspaper The Independent in a report published on Monday. "It is possibly one of the largest thefts in history...."
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