David Leigh
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/ 23 April 2003

Financial scandal hangs over leader in waiting

Every day since he was secretly spirited into Iraq by the United States military, Ahmad Chalabi, the man favoured by the Pentagon to succeed Saddam Hussein, has been holding court with local dignitaries in Nassiriya. But allegations of financial impropriety linger over Chalabi, head of the Iraqi National Congress, the most important of which concern a -million banking scandal in Jordan.