Tanker trucks line up during the oil for food program

Swedish CEOs Suspected of Iraqi Bribes

Chief public prosecutor Christer van der Kwast says several Swedish chief executives are suspected of crimes in connection with Iraq’s oil for food program, before the fall of Saddam Hussein.

Speaking to Swedish Television News Tuesday, van der Kwast said the investigation into corruption in connection with the U.N. program has turned up 10 to 15 cases of companies paying bribes for attractive Iraqi contracts.

If convicted, those companies’ chief executives could spend up to 4 years in prison.

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