Friday, April 13, 2007

Former Armchair Warrior Paul Wolfowitz Gets Something Caught In World Bank Cookie Jar. Can Rehab Be Far Behind?

Bush appointed World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz, formerly DOD number two, not only ordered promotions and an increase in pay for his girlfriend to nearly $200,000 a year for a no-show job, but apparently lied to the World Bank Board of Directors about it.

...newly released documents included an August 2005 memorandum in which Wolfowitz ordered the bank's human resources division to award [Wolfowitz flame] Riza the extraordinary pay increases.

Contrary to accounts given by Wolfowitz's office, the board also said that neither it nor the World Bank's ethics committee had approved the arrangement.
AFP has the story here and here.
Late breaking:
Poor Paul just can't seem to catch a break. Now he's been caught in another whopper, this time involving that Republican Party third rail, family planning. Digg Stumble Upon Toolbar propeller Furl

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