Monday, May 16, 2005

PUTIN AND CO. TIED TO OIL-FOR-FOOD SCAM

Very, very interesting...
A report from United States Senate subcommittee accuses Russian leader Vladimir Putin, along with other top ranking Russian officials, of profiting from the United Nations oil-for-food program.

The report says deputy parliament speaker, Vladmir Zhirinovsky received an estimated $9 million dollars in commissions from 1997-2002 after being allocated 76 million barrels of crude oil from Saddam Hussein’s regime.

Other leaders with close ties to Putin are believed to have made $3 million dollars from selling 90 million barrels of Iraqi oil over a four-year period.