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ONE-MINUTE WORLD NEWS Related BBC sites Sport Weather On This Day Editors' Blog BBC World Service Site Version UK Version International Version About the versions News Front Page Africa Americas Asia-Pacific Europe Middle East South Asia UK Business Health Science/Nature Technology Entertainment Also in the news ----------------- Video and Audio ----------------- Have Your Say In Pictures Country Profiles Special Reports Page last updated at 15:06 GMT, Tuesday, 10 June 2008 16:06 UK E-mail this to a friend Printable version BBC uncovers lost Iraq billions A BBC investigation estimates that around $23bn (£11.75bn) may have been lost, stolen or just not properly accounted for in Iraq. For the first time, the extent to which some private contractors have profited from the conflict and rebuilding has been researched by the BBC's Panorama using US and Iraqi government sources. A US gagging order is preventing discussion of the allegations. The order applies to 70 court cases against some of the top US companies. War profiteering While George Bush remains in the White House, it is unlikely the gagging orders will be lifted. To date, no major US contractor faces trial for fraud or mismanagement in Iraq. The President's Democrat
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This note was uploaded on 06/21/2008 for the course ECO 101 taught by Professor Jgnn during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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