Skip to comments.CITY, FED PROBES EYE PARDONGATE BILLIONAIRE AS A 'MAJOR PLAYER' IN SADDAM'S SCAM (MARC RICH)
Posted on 12/13/2004 1:14:49 AM PST by kattracks
POST WORLD EXCLUSIVE
WASHINGTON Billionaire Marc Rich has emerged as a central figure in the U.N. oil-for-food scandal and is under investigation for brokering deals in which scores of international politicians and businessmen cashed in on sweetheart oil deals with Saddam Hussein, The Post has learned.
Rich, the fugitive Swiss-based commodities trader who received a controversial pardon from President Bill Clinton in January 2001, is a primary target of criminal probes under way in the U.S. attorney's office in New York and by Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau, sources said.
"We think he was a major player in this a central figure," a senior law-enforcement official told The Post.
Investigators are looking into a series of deals that took place in the months after his pardon from Clinton.
Investigators now believe Rich and Pollner brokered many of the deals by finding buyers for the oil allocated to people who were bribed by Saddam.
So intense is the interest of prosecutors in the Rich connection that Pollner was recently "grabbed" and questioned by investigators from Morgenthau's office as he was on his way to Kennedy Airport for an overseas trip, a law-enforcement official told The Post.
Investigators still do not know how recipients of the vouchers led to Rich, but say his relationship with Saddam goes back more than a decade.
A report by the House Government Reform Committee on Rich's clemency deal established that it was well known to the CIA and other U.S. law-enforcement agencies at the time of the pardon that Rich had been dealing with Saddam since the early 1990s after the Persian Gulf War when Iraq was the subject of an international embargo.
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"Investigators are looking into a series of deals that took place in the months after his pardon from Clinton."
I feel like Howard Dean!
Let's just hope this bites Hillary! where it hurts.
Hear that sound? It's Bill Clinton's Legacy Self-Destruct alarm. It just went off.
Man o man it would be sweat if the could put this Clintonista in jail in spite of slick willie's pardon.
What did slick know, and when did he know it?
The Arkansas Asshole just keeps on making us prouder and prouder, doesn't he?
So, in early 2001, Clinton pardoned a man who possibly helped to fund the 9/11 attacks... I predict the MSM will do everything they can to bury this story. Oh wait, they already have.
We'll be paying for years to come with what Clinton did
BTW ... What is Raiddy up to these days?
NOW we know why he was pardoned. It was to get him out of town so that he wouldn't have to sing.
If only NYP was reliable...
The disgusting Clintons facilitated every known crime known to mankind. Marc Rich was the biggest tax cheat in US history, and fled the US after renouncing his US citizenry, to avoid prosecution. Our democracy and the presidency were co-opted by crooks and criminals solely for the self-serving interests of the Clintons. Every criminal species and their progeny came crawling out of the woodwork when the Clintons surfaced in the WH. The Clinton legacy is one of massive corruption. We have yet to uncover all of their criminality.
So Clinton sold a pardon? Looks like Rich will need another pardon soon.
According to a freeper on the Sunday show thread, yesterday on C-Span, Carla Rosseti, the WSJ reporter that has been doing the heavy lifting on the oil-for-food investigation, said that the graft was all worked out in secret meetings of the Security Council. That the US and the UK knew about it and couldn't stop it. Doesn't that mean that it was during the Clinton admin.? Maybe Bill and Marc had this all worked out between them right from the get-go. Neither one was familiar with shying away from graft.
He's probably betting on getting one from Hitlery.
I'd liek to know WHY they couldn't stop it!!
The NYP is reliable.
Now go back to your Washington Compost and the New York Slimes. They probably have some anonymous source today again claiming Bush did cocaine in 1975 in the men's room of Studio 54.
well, well, well.... how many $$$$ went to xxxlinton?
When the Clintons wnet to the White House the only possession they took with them was an old Mustang Bill owned. They left Millionaires.
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