Connect to share and comment

French court acquits oil giant Total, top officials of corruption in Iraq oil-for-food program

PARIS - A French court on Monday acquitted oil giant Total SA, its chief executives and a raft of former French officials of corruption-related charges linked to the scandal-ridden U.N. oil-for-food program for Iraq. The across-the-board acquittal in the high-profile case came after a decade-long French investigation — and despite widespread international accusations that the U.N. program was rife with corruption and was thwarted to benefit Saddam Hussein's government.

Iraq oil-for-food trial opens in France

The oil-for-food program operated in Iraq between 1996 and 2003 and was meant to ease the suffering of the Iraqi people by allowing the country to sell some of its oil, despite the embargo imposed after the first Gulf War.
Syndicate content