Sun, Jan 23, 2005 - Page 11 News List

Saddam associate had US connections: officials

REGIME LOBBY An Iraqi businessman guilty of graft in the oil-for-food program had contacts to high-level political figures, government officials say

NY TIMES NEWS SERVICE , WASHINGTON

Vincent's lawyer, Robert A. Litt, said he would not discuss the case.

The officials said the case involving Vincent was the beginning of a rapidly widening American criminal inquiry into the Iraq aid program, which is also being investigated by a panel appointed by the UN.

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