UK Moves Against Oil-For-Food Trader

Law360, New York (August 27, 2009, 5:09 PM EDT) -- The U.K. has begun court proceedings against an energy trader accused of abuses in the United Nations' Oil-for-Food program with Saddam Hussein's Iraq.

On Thursday, Aftab Al Hassan, 65, appeared before a magistrate in London to answer allegations that he violated sanctions against Iraq under that country's old regime. His lawyer maintains he is innocent.

The United Kingdom's Serious Fraud Office charged Al Hassan with 13 counts of breaching sanctions between 2001 and 2002. In all, Al Hassan may have funneled as much as $1.6 million...
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