Bernstein Liebhard LLP Files First Amended Complaint on Behalf of the Republic of Iraq Against Multinational Corporations For Saddam Hussein Era Oil-for-Food Program Fraud Scheme

The Republic of Iraq has retained Bernstein Liebhard LLP to sue more than ninety multinational corporations that conspired with the former regime of Saddam Hussein to corrupt the United Nations Oil-for-Food Program, depriving Iraq’s people of food, medicine, and other humanitarian aid. The scheme has been described as the largest financial and political fraud in history. The case is pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. A copy of the First Amended Complaint filed on July 31, 2009 can be obtained from the court, or upon request from Christian Siebott at (212) 779-1414 ext. 229, siebott@bernlieb.com.