Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Chalabi Pardon???

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has asked Jordan's King Abdullah to absolve Ahmad Chalabi of crimes for which Jordan sentenced him, in absentia, to prison. Chalabi was sentenced in 1992 to 22 years in prison on charges of fraud and embezzlement. He was alleged to have been involved in the bankruptcy of a bank he ran in Amman, the Jordanian capital. Chalabi escaped from Jordan and never served any time.

Controversial Iraqi politician Ahmad Chalabi would not accept any pardon from Jordan in connection with his conviction for bank fraud, his spokesman said on Friday. Jordanian officials said in Amman on Thursday that the kingdom was considering a request by Iraq to pardon former Pentagon ally Chalabi, but would insist on the return of millions of dollars he was convicted of embezzling.


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