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U.S. auditor: Afghan corruption may rob $8 billion

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Politics,Paul Bedard,Washington Secrets,Afghanistan
A top U.S. official is raising serious concerns that a new international plan to deposit some $8 billion directly into accounts controlled by Afghan President Hamid Karzai's team will be ravaged by rampant corruption. "Pervasive corruption may divert a large portion of this money from its intended uses," warned John Sopko, the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction. Speaking...