Friday, July 14, 2006

LOBBYIST CONVICTED IN U.N. SCANDAL --
A U.S. federal jury convicted South Korean lobbyist Park Tong-sun on Thursday for acting as an unregistered agent for the former Iraqi regime under Saddam Hussein.
The jury in New York found Park, 71, had lobbied high-level U.N. officials to remove sanctions imposed on Iraq for its invasion of Kuwait in 1990. The prosecution claimed he received at least US$2.5 million from the Saddam government for his role.

The jury in New York found Park, 71, had lobbied high-level U.N. officials to remove sanctions imposed on Iraq for its invasion of Kuwait in 1990. The prosecution claimed he received at least US$2.5 million from the Saddam government for his role.