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Report Cites Major Fraud in Iraq Oil-for-Food Program

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Report Cites Major Fraud in Iraq Oil-for-Food Program

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Report Cites Major Fraud in Iraq Oil-for-Food Program

Report Cites Major Fraud in Iraq Oil-for-Food Program

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An independent commission issued its fifth and final report on the United Nations' controversial oil-for-food program. The new report says 2,200 companies were involved paying kickbacks and bribes to the Iraqi government when Saddam Hussein was president. The fraud totaled $1.8 billion dollars.

Guest:

Mark Hosenball, investigative correspondent for Newsweek magazine

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