Contractor: Pentagon ordered hiring of Wolfowitz pal

Reuters

04/17/07

The Pentagon ordered a U.S. contractor to hire a World Bank employee and girlfriend of then-Pentagon No. 2 Paul Wolfowitz in 2003 for work related to Iraq, the contractor said on Tuesday. A spokeswoman for Science Applications International Corp., or SAIC, said the Defense Department’s policy office directed the company to enter a subcontract with Shaha Riza, under which she spent a month studying ways to form a government in Iraq. Wolfowitz, now president of the World Bank who has led a drive against corruption in developing countries, is under fire, including calls for his resignation, for agreeing to a high-paying promotion for Riza when he took over the bank post. A Pentagon spokesman said he had no information about the contract or SAIC’s statement...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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Contractor Was Told to Hire Wolfowitz Friend

The US Defense Department ordered a contractor to hire Shaha Riza - a World Bank employee and girlfriend of Paul Wolfowitz - in 2003 for work related to Iraq. Wolfowitz, a key Iraq war architect who left the Pentagon in 2005 to become president of the World Bank is already under fire for overseeing a high-paying promotion for his girlfriend.

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