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U.N. Says It Can’t Probe Graft Scandal

Publisher: The Wall Street Journal
October 8, 2015

Bob Appleton was featured in the article, “U.N. Says It Can’t Probe Graft Scandal,” in The Wall Street Journal.  In responding to the UN’s claim that it couldn’t itself investigate the Assembly President, the article highlighted how Appleton, who headed a now-disbanded special task force created by the U.N. to investigate corruption, had done just that for three years when he led the Task Force in the wake of the Oil for Food scandal. The article cited that Appleton and his Task Force had racked up a series of convictions and debarments of 45 companies for fraud and corruption and had identified more than $630 million in tainted funds in the three years it was in operation. Former United Nations president John Ashe was charged with tax fraud and also accused of receiving $1.3 million in bribes from a Chinese businessman, Ng Lap Seng, who was also charged in the case.

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