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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-19-06 09:19 AM
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Sex and money bought Iraq rebuilding contracts from US officials
http://smh.com.au/news/world/sex-and-money-bought-iraq-...

A CONTRACTOR in Iraq has pleaded guilty to providing money, sex and designer watches to US officials in exchange for more than $US8 million ($10.8 million) in reconstruction contracts.

Philip Bloom faces up to 40 years in prison after admitting paying more than $US2 million in bribes to US officials with the Coalition Provisional Authority, which ruled Iraq after the US-led invasion in 2003. snip

Two officers in the US Army Reserve, Lieutenant-Colonel Michael Wheeler and Lieutenant-Colonel Debra Harrison, have already been arrested in connection with the case and more arrests are expected, investigators said.

From January to June 2004, when the coalition government was replaced, Bloom provided Stein and officers with first-class air tickets, real estate lots, weapons, new four-wheel-drive vehicles, cigars, designer watches, alcohol, prostitutes at Bloom's Baghdad villa and cash bribes.

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realFedUp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-19-06 09:23 AM
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1. and Jay Garner's right hand gal Kimberly D.Olsen's in trouble too
LA Times has front page story today accusing her
of profiting from the post invasion chaos by using
her position to benefit a private security firm
that she helped to operate.
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