Posted by Peter
Friends of Saddam:
"A private intelligence firm hired by the United Nations to look into corruption in the oil-for-food program provided valuable leads to U.N. investigators, but they were ignored, the company's director says.
'We found it extremely frustrating to be in a position where we could do something significant to dramatically assist the investigation into the oil-for-food fraud and not be allowed to proceed,' said Derek Baldwin, director of operations for IBIS Risk Management Services Inc.
'As an experienced investigator, it became clear to me that the U.N. is failing to act on the leads and intel streams developed by us in specific areas where we were asked to develop leads and intel streams,' said Mr. Baldwin, a fraud investigator and former intelligence official. 'That is inexplicable.' "