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Oil for food generates $250m

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We've said it before and we'll say it again: 419 emails are like number 12 buses - you wait ages for one and then loads turn up at once.

Yes indeed, we were delighted to learn yesterday that the late Dennis Thatcher had bequeathed us 950,000 quid, but it just gets better and better. No sooner had we fired off an email to claim that unexpected bounty, than this turned up:

From: "annakofiatun005@go.com" <annakofiatun005@go.com>
Date: 9 November 2005 10:01:47 GMT
Subject: CONFIDENTIALITY.
Reply-To: "annakofiatun005@go.com" <annakofiatun005@go.com>

I Dr. Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations, would like to ask your partnership in reprofilling funds over $250m in excess, the funds would be coming via a string of selected banks in Europe and Asia. The Funds in question were generated by me during the oil for food program in Iraq. I have been getting scandals/ controversy in this regards, you can read more on the links below-
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2005/apr2005/anna-a05.shtml
http://www.canadafreepress.com/2003/main042803.htm

You would be paid 5% as your management fee. Please do not write back directly to me via my official email address. All further correspondence should be sent to my private mail box ( kofiannan4un@o2.pl ). As soon as you indicate your interest I will give further details. Remember to treat this mail and transaction as strictly confidential. I will await your urgent correspondence via my private mail box-

Dr.Kofi Annan.
SECRETARY- GENERAL
kofiannan@un.org
www.un.org

Nice one. We make that $12.5m in commission to add to the Thatcher beneficence, making a grand total of £8,096,422.77 just for answering a couple of emails. Right, the beers are on us... ®

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