Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Galloway the fraud

Everybody knew it and now there is proof. The raffish George Galloway, a cross between a haberdasher and a second hand car dealer, has finally been cornered:

Sen. Norm Coleman said his investigative subcommittee has found the "smoking gun" in its case against British Parliament member George Galloway: money from the U.N. oil-for-food program that went to his wife's bank account and into an account controlled by his political campaign.

The report contains documents, including bank account information and wire transfers, that conclude Fawaz Zureikat, a Jordanian businessman and Galloway confidante, was the filter through which money was transferred to the Mariam Appeal and Abu-Zayyad.

After his theatrics at the US Senate committee on 17 May, where the windbag lied about his deals with Iraq, it looks like payback time:

Coleman said the subcommittee would forward the evidence to the Justice Department and to authorities in Britain. Galloway could be charged with perjury, making false statements and obstructing a congressional proceeding. Each offense carries up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

In the end, it was only a matter of discovering if he was stupid, greedy or both.

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1 comment:

Gert said...

Hmm... Mr Galloway in December was awarded £150,000 in libel damages from the Daily Telegraph, for similar allegations of accepting money from the Baath regime. Doesn't that tell you something?