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Season 2006 Episode 1027

Good Intentions Corrupted

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Good Intentions Corrupted
Good Intentions CorruptedFrom Duke University Law School in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, Jeffrey Meyer and Mark Califano report the findings of the Independent Inquiry Committee appointed by U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan to investigate mismanagement and abuse of the UN's oil-for-food program, which was devised to alleviate starvation in Iraq. The book Good Intentions Corrupted is based on the committee's findings. In the book, authors Meyer and Califano describe the nature of the corruption, what the UN Security Council knew about the abuses, the involvement of Kofi Annan's son, and Saddam Hussein's profiteering.Jeffrey Meyer was senior counsel to the Independent Inquiry Committee and currently is an associate professor at Quinnipiac University School of Law.Mark Califano was chief legal counsel to the Independent Inquiry Committee and is a former US Department of Justice criminal prosecutor.Paul Volcker, who wrote the introduction to Good Intentions Corrupted, was Chairman of the Independent Inquiry Committee.Mr. Volcker is the former chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board.moreless

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