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  Annan's son to repay duty on Mercedes  Kojo Annans ays he is sorry he misused his father's name to save more than $20,000 on a Mercedes SUV   Probe: $1.8B diverted to Hussein regime  Former Iraqi President manipulated the oil-for-food program so that his regime received $1.8 billion in illicit payments UN acts to halt abuses by staff  The UN has tightened the rules, following rows over claims of financial impropriety and sexual abuse   Oil probe faults Annan over son
Ex-UN General Assembly leader accused of pocketing $500,000 in bribes

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  UN Gen. Assembly: John Ashe used some bribe money to fly his family to New Orleans, where they stayed in an $850-a-night hotel room, according to court documents

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  The report reiterates a finding that Secretary-General did not personally engage in unethical behavior

  Benon Sevan has been accused of taking kickbacks by a panel investigating corruption allegations
Ex-U.N. officer admits oil-for-food charges  Alexander Yakovlev pleaded guilty to corruption charges, such as wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud Aug.7 Former oil-for-food chief resigned  Benon Sevan is denying wrongdoing and blasting the organization and its leadership Jun.14   Annan in new oil-for-food probe  The inquiry is reviewing new information about the secretary-general's links with a firm hired to monitor the program Jun.1 Stephanides fired over oil scandal
  Kofi Annan has sacked a senior official accused of serious misconduct over Iraq's oil-for-food program
Feb.15 Senator alleges oil-for-food 'bribe'  U.S. Senate: A subcommittee alleged in a public hearing that an employee of one of the program's major contractors took a bribe Feb.12 Report: Oil-for-food chief blocked audit  Benon Sevan blocked a proposed audit of his office the same time he's accused of soliciting lucrative oil deals Feb.7 2 suspended in oil-for-food fallout  Benon Sevan, the longtime head of the U.N. oil-for-food program, has been suspended from any remaining duties Feb.3 Oil-for-food head criticized
  Inquiry chief Volcker says there is 'conclusive' evidence that the programme director had a 'conflict of interest'
Jan.25   Panel questions Annan, delays report  Secretary-General was formally questioned for the third time by a panel he appointed to probe the oil-for-food program

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Dec.18 Oil-for-food's ex-chief denies wrongdoing  Dogged by allegations that he pocketed oil money, Benon Sevan, insisted that he had done nothing wrong Nov.26 Firm's Checks to Annan's Son for Years
  The son of Secretary-General got monthly payments more than 4 years longer than was previously known Apr.22 UN orders Iraq corruption inquiry  UN Security Council: The Security Council has approved an investigation into reports of massive corruption in the oil-for-food program

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