U.S. official diverted funds
By Betsy Pisik
NEW YORK | An internal U.N. investigation has sharply criticized the head of the organization’s “good governance” division, finding he has diverted funds donated by the Greek government to improperly pay contractors and mismanaged a $2.8 million trust fund meant to foster transparency and accountability.
The report by the Procurement Task Force of the U.N. Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) suggests that Guido Bertucci, director of the U.N. Division for Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM), personally reimburse the trust fund for misused funds and be reprimanded for favoritism and other violations in hiring consultants.
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The Washington Times obtained a copy of the report, which was completed in April.