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U.N. Official Arrested, Accused of Steering Contracts to His Friend
Fox News ^ | Nov 1, 2006

Posted on 11/01/2006 7:08:07 PM PST by CubaninMiami

A senior United Nations official who used his influence to steer contracts worth more than $50 million to a man who rewarded him with valuable real estate was arrested Wednesday, prosecutors said.

Sanjaya Bahel, of Manhattan, was charged in an indictment unsealed in U.S. District Court...

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: bahel; corruption; india; johnkerry; kerry; kohli; miami; nishankohli; sanjayabahel; tcil; thunderbird; un; unitednations
As always,our tax dollars hard at work
1 posted on 11/01/2006 7:08:09 PM PST by CubaninMiami
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To: CubaninMiami
Corruption at the UN..........no way.

They're saints I tell you........saints.

2 posted on 11/01/2006 7:10:46 PM PST by Dog
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To: CubaninMiami

I'm shocked I tell you, shocked. /sarcasm


3 posted on 11/01/2006 7:11:22 PM PST by Rockitz (This isn't rocket science- Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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To: CubaninMiami

Koffi?


4 posted on 11/01/2006 7:11:36 PM PST by CWOJackson
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To: CubaninMiami
Image hosted by Photobucket.com

do I really have to say it???
5 posted on 11/01/2006 7:12:04 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: CubaninMiami

WOW! Whouda thunk.


6 posted on 11/01/2006 7:14:23 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: CubaninMiami
Sanjaya Bahel, of Manhattan

Of Manhattan, yeah right.

7 posted on 11/01/2006 7:17:55 PM PST by Rodney King (No, we can't all just get along.)
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To: CubaninMiami

An offical from the UN was actually arrested??

Wow .. that is news


8 posted on 11/01/2006 7:19:06 PM PST by Mo1 (Senator Kerry's response to the military ~ Let me make this is crystal clear, I apologize to no one)
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To: CubaninMiami
A senior United Nations official who used his influence to steer contracts worth more than $50 million to a man who rewarded him with valuable real estate was arrested Wednesday, prosecutors said.

Just keep doing it enough to where it isn't shocking news to anybody anymore.

The U.N. is getting to that point.

9 posted on 11/01/2006 7:20:07 PM PST by EGPWS (Lord help me be the conservative liberals fear I am.)
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To: Fedora; Cindy

UNping


10 posted on 11/01/2006 7:22:29 PM PST by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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To: CubaninMiami
"U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan agreed to have Bahel's diplomatic immunity waived Wednesday."

I always thought diplomatic immunity on our soil was reserved for foreign diplomats but they are claiming he's from Manhattan.
11 posted on 11/01/2006 7:23:26 PM PST by tobyhill (The War on Terrorism is not for the weak.)
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To: CubaninMiami

Crap. The governor of our fair state has this as his normal course of business. Let me tell you about Wisconsin and how you can buy our governor.....


12 posted on 11/01/2006 7:24:10 PM PST by giznort (Being a leader is like being a lady, if you have to go around telling people you are one, you aren't)
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To: Mo1

He'll be sent to his room for one severe hour of isolation! ;)


13 posted on 11/01/2006 7:35:19 PM PST by Libertina
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To: Mo1
"U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan agreed to have Bahel's diplomatic immunity waived Wednesday."

Kofi will sell his own up the river, just to ensure the trail stops at Mr Bahel..

14 posted on 11/01/2006 7:36:11 PM PST by cardinal4 (Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi..)
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To: CubaninMiami
A senior United Nations official who used his influence to steer contracts...

Note:

Dog bites man- not news

Man bites dog- news

15 posted on 11/01/2006 7:36:59 PM PST by fat city (What part of cognitive dissonance don't you understand?)
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To: CubaninMiami
WOW. Does this mean that there is a minuscule degree of accountability at that heinous organization??
16 posted on 11/01/2006 7:43:38 PM PST by proud_yank (Socialism - An Answer In Search Of A Question For Over 100 Years)
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To: Libertina

Be really neat if they made him stick his nose in the corner too!


17 posted on 11/01/2006 7:45:20 PM PST by proud_yank (Socialism - An Answer In Search Of A Question For Over 100 Years)
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To: Rodney King

Could they possibly mean the Narsimhanpurshire enclave of Manhattan?

http://cgda.nic.in/cgda/pinknew/Sanjaya_Bahel.html

All I wanna know is, how many parking tix has he gotten out of?


18 posted on 11/01/2006 7:51:45 PM PST by GnuHere
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To: proud_yank

Well, they don't want to go too far! After all, his bitty little feelings may get hurt :)


19 posted on 11/01/2006 7:53:25 PM PST by Libertina
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To: Libertina

True. After all, not offending anyone seems to be a top priority for them.

I can't wait for the day that criminal enterprise goes into history's dustbin.


20 posted on 11/01/2006 7:56:50 PM PST by proud_yank (Socialism - An Answer In Search Of A Question For Over 100 Years)
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To: EGPWS


21 posted on 11/01/2006 8:23:41 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: CubaninMiami

22 posted on 11/01/2006 8:29:33 PM PST by RasterMaster (Winning Islamic hearts and minds.........one bullet at a time!)
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To: CubaninMiami

The man and his recored is here:

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://cgda.nic.in/cgda/pinknew/Sanjaya_Bahel.jpg&imgrefurl=http://cgda.nic.in/cgda/pinknew/Sanjaya_Bahel.html&h=109&w=86&sz=9&hl=en&sig2=2vxAxl_SoTk2ja2dnZSN-g&start=1&tbnid=1WZBFizx-35A_M:&tbnh=85&tbnw=67&ei=-XRJRZi4OKbGJKCGgaUM&prev=/images%3Fq%3DSanjaya%2BBahel%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26rls%3DGGLG,GGLG:2006-28,GGLG:en

Semper Fi


23 posted on 11/01/2006 8:36:25 PM PST by river rat (You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: CubaninMiami

another article with more detail:


U.N. suspends Indian official for steering deals
By Nick Wadhams
ASSOCIATED PRESS
September 3, 2006


NEW YORK -- A U.N. official has been suspended after an internal investigation concluded that he steered millions of dollars in contracts to a company owned by the government of his native India in exchange for favors that included low-rent apartments.
The investigation claimed that Sanjaya Bahel, who was formally an official in the Indian government when he was working for the United Nations under contract, used his relationship with a wealthy Indian businessman and his son to steer the deals to the company they represented, Telecommunications Consultants India Ltd. (TCIL).
According to the probe, disclosed Thursday, Mr. Bahel also ignored evidence that TCIL wrongly withheld money from employees sent to U.N. peacekeeping missions in places such as Liberia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Kosovo to do communications work. While the workers claimed they were only getting a pittance -- sometimes as little as $5 for daily expenses -- the money enriched another company associated with the Indian businessman and his son.
The investigation's findings were detailed in a confidential report. Mr. Bahel vehemently denied the claims and said the United Nations only notified him of them just before making them public.
"All I can say to you is to me the allegations are not correct," he said. "I have good reasoning and valid reasoning to counter those."
Mr. Bahel was chief of commodity procurement for the United Nations from 1998 to 2003. From 1999 to 2004, TCIL received more than $100 million in U.N. contracts, the report said.
Details of the investigation were first reported in yesterday's editions of the Italian business daily Il Sole 24 Ore. They are the latest in a string of claims of fraud in the procurement department, which is responsible for awarding millions of dollars in contracts to do business with the United Nations worldwide.
After learning the details of Mr. Bahel's case were about to be made public by Il Sole 24 Ore, the United Nations issued a statement through spokesman Stephane Dujarric that it had suspended an unidentified male staffer and charged him with misconduct. Mr. Bahel confirmed late Thursday that he was that staffer.
Mr. Dujarric said evidence in the case "has also been shared with the prosecutorial authorities of the host country."
A U.N. diplomat speaking on the condition of anonymity confirmed that the evidence was shared with the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, which has been investigating claims of fraud in the procurement office for several months. A spokeswoman for the prosecutor had no immediate comment about the Bahel case.
Navtej Sarna, spokesman for the Indian Ministry of External Affairs, said he was not aware of Mr. Bahel's suspension or the accusations against him.
Mr. Bahel could face charges including wire fraud and conspiracy.


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http://www.washtimes.com/world/20060902-113713-6233r.htm


24 posted on 11/01/2006 8:36:36 PM PST by Fred Nerks ("Illegitimi non carborundum",)
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To: CubaninMiami

FOXNEWS.COM
U.N. Procurement Scandal: The Case of the Official Who Never Was

Monday, January 23, 2006

By George Russell and Claudia Rosett



UNITED NATIONS — Trouble in the United Nations Procurement Division is now well established as the world organization’s successor scandal to Oil-for-Food.

Two U.N. officials have already been arrested, leading to one guilty plea so far. Hundreds of millions of dollars worth of contracts have been questioned, and earlier this week, an independent consulting report described the U.N. purchasing department — which spends the bulk of taxpayer dollars contributed to the U.N. — as inept, disorganized and ripe for malfeasance.

Amid that morass, one of the most intriguing mysteries to date involves the curious case of the senior official who did not take charge: Sanjaya Bahel. In a memo (pdf) issued by his superiors this summer, Bahel, 55, was announced as the new chief of procurement, just as major revelations of corruption began to surface. But Bahel did not end up in the job.

What happened?

One strong possibility is that Bahel is being targeted by at least some of the federal and U.N. investigators who are currently working their way through procurement, as part of an investigation announced by Secretary General Kofi Annan. But U.N. officials won’t say. In a recent interview, the U.N.’s new under-secretary for management, Christopher Burnham, noted that the United Nations does not disclose names when it is carrying out an investigation of its personnel.

(Story continues below)


http://tinyurl.com/yn3xwl


25 posted on 11/01/2006 8:39:31 PM PST by kcvl
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To: CubaninMiami

Did he forget to pass along 10% to Kofi?


26 posted on 11/01/2006 8:39:43 PM PST by Cruising Speed
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To: Chode

bhut hov coorse, Mis-siour Reek!


27 posted on 11/01/2006 8:51:22 PM PST by MindBender26 (Having my own CAR-15 in RVN meant never having to say I was sorry....)
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To: CubaninMiami

GET OUT!!
(shoves CubaninMiami backwards)

I think you misunderstood this whole thing. Obviously it was just a botched joke about President Bush. ;-)


28 posted on 11/01/2006 8:55:58 PM PST by pillut48 (CJ in TX (Bible Thumper and Proud!))
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To: CubaninMiami

clearly a Haliburtonian plot... Rovvvvee!


29 posted on 11/01/2006 9:00:47 PM PST by Cinnamon
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To: CubaninMiami

Will it surprise anyone here to learn that the man was a John Kerry donor in 2004?

From www.fecinfo.com:

Kohli, Nishan
2/7/2004 $250.00
New York, NY 10010
Thunderbird Industries LLC/Managing
JOHN KERRY FOR PRESIDENT INC


30 posted on 11/01/2006 9:21:19 PM PST by Rockingham
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They finally caught Kofi Anan? It's about time to disband the U.N altogether and completely overhaul to uselss entity. So much corruption and anti-U.S/Israel vitriol- Even if a Seat is won by a moderate, they'll still be the same old useless finger wagging stern look giving huff and puff beurocrats they are now- nothign will change

Christian news and commentary at: sacredscoop.com ...

31 posted on 11/01/2006 9:53:14 PM PST by CottShop (http://sacredscoop.com)
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To: giznort

But he did it for the children and senior citizens....


32 posted on 11/01/2006 9:59:46 PM PST by sbMKE
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To: CubaninMiami
'Bout time. Let's arrest and deport all the bums.
Stop diplomatic immunity for UN scum.
33 posted on 11/01/2006 10:05:13 PM PST by XR7
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To: CubaninMiami

This guy must have tried to stiff one of his compatriots. How else did he get caught working amoung a den of thieves?


34 posted on 11/02/2006 2:02:42 AM PST by Raycpa
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To: CubaninMiami

The only thing better than the friend being Kofi, is if the friend was 'Dingy Harry' Reid.


35 posted on 11/02/2006 2:06:34 AM PST by golas1964 ("He tasks me... He tasks me, and I shall have him!")
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To: CWOJackson

Koffi?





no thanks, gives me the craps


36 posted on 11/02/2006 2:43:54 AM PST by sure_fine (*not one to over kill the thought process*)
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To: Chode

:)


37 posted on 11/02/2006 4:41:41 AM PST by Donna Lee Nardo (DEATH TO ISLAMIC TERRORISTS AND ANIMAL AND CHILD ABUSERS.)
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To: CubaninMiami

Perhaps fellow UN workers will riot and loot the bar .


38 posted on 11/02/2006 4:48:17 AM PST by csvset (Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil & inhumane)
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To: pillut48

LOL


39 posted on 11/02/2006 5:36:45 AM PST by CubaninMiami
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To: piasa

Thanks for the ping!


40 posted on 11/02/2006 3:33:27 PM PST by Fedora
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To: Peach; Howlin; Dog; Fedora; Cindy

Look, he's a John Kerry donor, too...


41 posted on 11/07/2006 5:36:28 PM PST by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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To: piasa

hehehe. That just adds a little juice to the story, doesn't it? Thanks for the ping.


42 posted on 11/07/2006 5:38:59 PM PST by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they captured or killed.)
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