Someone hit my sneaky cartoon laugh. Bush administration found some minor criminals to take the fall. When they indict Halliburton or one of the other biggies then I’ll take notice.
A grand jury indicted three Army Reserve officers and two civilians Wednesday on charges they steered more than $8.6 million in Iraqi reconstruction funds to a contractor in exchange for kickbacks that included vehicles, jewelry and real estate.
The 25-count indictment, which includes conspiracy, bribery and money-laundering charges, is the latest development in a wave of criminal charges stemming from the alleged fraudulent use of U.S. funds in Iraq.
“This indictment alleges that the defendants flagrantly enriched themselves at the expense of the Iraqi people — the very people they were there to help,” U.S. Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty said in a news release. (more…)