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To: STARWISE; Fedora

Do the tentacles on this reach to Marc Rich?


39 posted on 07/25/2006 5:32:31 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: arasina

Eventually, yes.

Through Saddam's Parisian arms dealer.

Again, the links are complicated and much of the docs are in French.


43 posted on 07/25/2006 5:40:09 PM PDT by Philistone (Turning lead into gold...)
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Therese Raphael, "The Oil-for-Food Scandal":

AMEP still exists on registry documents in Monaco, but Mr. Abdelnour confirmed that the office there on Boulevard Princesse Charlotte closed two years ago. Intriguingly, the same building in Monaco houses another oil company, Toro Energy SAM, whose owner and a key business partner both figure prominently on the Al Mada list: oil industry specialist Cabecadas Rui de Sousa and Frenchman Patrick Maugein. (Mr. Abdelnour says he does not know either man). Mr. Maugein, a billionaire with close ties to Jacques Chirac, is a longtime associate of the trader and former fugitive Marc Rich, who fled to Europe in 1983 to avoid answering charges of racketeering, illegal trading and dodging a tax-bill of $48 million. (Mr. Rich was pardoned by Bill Clinton in his final hours in the White House). Mr. Maugein was also a close contact of Tariq Aziz, with whom he met regularly. He is the non-executive chairman of Soco International PLC, a publicly listed London-based petroleum exploration/production company, which goes into markets the majors tend to skip--Mongolia, Vietnam, North Korea, Libya and Yemen.

UN team links more oil cash to Galloway wife's bank account

The report found that Marc Rich & Co financed oil purchases from Iraq and the associated kickbacks for the son of a French MP shortly after the company’s founder received a controversial pardon from President Clinton.

Oil-Food Report: $1.8bn Diverted to Hussein Regime (Marc Rich implicated)

The report also said Marc Rich & Co. financed 4 million barrels of oil under a 9.5-million-barrel contract awarded to the European Oil and Trading Co. (EOTC), a French-based shell company.

"Surcharges were imposed on the oil," the report said, and "Marc Rich & Co. directed BNP Paris not to disclose its identity to BNP NY in connection with its financing of the U.N. contract."

Also:

Marc Rich Tied to U.N. Oil for Food Scandal (NewsMax)

CITY, FED PROBES EYE PARDONGATE BILLIONAIRE AS A 'MAJOR PLAYER' IN SADDAM'S SCAM (MARC RICH)

Dictator was lobbied by Chrétien (Canada) (See Post 12)

Investigating Marc Rich and his deals with Nigeria's Oil

49 posted on 07/25/2006 6:06:11 PM PDT by Fedora
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