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Texans Charged in Iraqi Oil for Food Case

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Texans Charged in Iraqi Oil for Food Case

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Texans Charged in Iraqi Oil for Food Case

Texans Charged in Iraqi Oil for Food Case

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A Texas oilman and two associates were charged with paying "millions of dollars in secret kickbacks to Saddam Hussein's regime" as part of a scandal involving the United Nations' Oil-for-Food program.

The measure was established in 1996 to help Iraq's poorest citizens survive international sanctions. In a separate case, a South Korean man was charged Thursday with conspiracy to act as an unregistered Iraqi agent of the Oil-for-Food program in the U.S.

Guest:

Claudio Gatti, reporter for The Financial Times