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Cash meant for Iraqis 'misused'

by Mark5019 / January 25, 2006 4:20 AM PST

Large bundles of cash meant for Iraq's reconstruction were stashed in filing cabinets, handed over without receipts and gambled away, a report has found.
The audit, by US-appointed inspectors, paints a picture of the chaotic misuse of millions of dollars of funds.

The lack of oversight had a tragic outcome in one case, when a hospital lift, supposed to have been fixed, crashed killing three people.

The report said US post-war planning was limited by a desire for secrecy.

seemsfew people missused funds but not all

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4646442.stm

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So that is your game
by Bi0-Hazard / January 25, 2006 5:06 AM PST

You like to steal articles that have already been posted. Good job.

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didnt see your article where is it?
by Mark5019 / January 25, 2006 6:53 AM PST
In reply to: So that is your game

if you would please show me a link ill ask mods to remove this one.

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(NT) (NT) Sounds like Congress.
by caktus / January 25, 2006 4:28 PM PST
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More info from the audit
by JP Bill / January 26, 2006 11:43 AM PST
American security costs derail Iraq water, electrical projects

By LOLITA BALDOR

WASHINGTON (AP) - Billions of dollars in projects to improve water, sewer and electrical systems in Iraq could not be completed because the money had to be used to increase security, according to a U.S. government audit released Thursday.

Nearly one-third - or a total of $5.6 billion US - of the $18.4 billion that Congress appropriated for Iraq relief and reconstruction in 2003 was shifted to address the new priorities and heightened security as of last Sept. 30, the audit said.
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(NT) (NT) 4 people charged
by Mark5019 / January 26, 2006 12:08 PM PST
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