“Oil for Food” Hearing Today

Senator Norm Coleman’s Subcommittee on Investigations is conducting a hearing on the U.N.’s Oil for Food program today; you can listen to the hearing here.
UPDATE: The hearing should be interesting. The Washington Times reports that Coleman’s hearing will feature new revelations about Kojo Annan and Benon Sevan, the U.N. official who ran the program:

Kojo Annan, the son of U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, played a far more extensive role than previously revealed in a company that won a key contract under the scandal-plagued Iraq oil-for-food program, Senate investigators have learned.
Investigators also have uncovered documents suggesting that Benon Sevan, the U.N. official who oversaw the seven-year program and was suspended last week, had a much more direct interest in laundered oil deals handed out as bribes by Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein under the program. One Iraqi internal investigation put Mr. Sevan’s profits at $1.2 million, nearly 10 times the previous estimate.


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