TITLE

AN EXILE'S STRANGE ODYSSEY

PUB. DATE
May 2004
SOURCE
Time;5/31/2004, Vol. 163 Issue 22, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This section presents a list of important events in the life of Iraqi politician Ahmad Chalabi. 1958: The Chalabis--probably the richest family in Iraq--lose their wealth and influence when Baathists come to power. The family, including Ahmad, 14, flees Baghdad and settles in Lebanon. April 1992: A Jordanian court convicts Chalabi in absentia on 31 charges of bank fraud and sentences him to 22 years in prison. June 1992: With secret funds from the CIA, Chalabi creates the Iraqi National Congress (I.N.C.), an umbrella organization for Iraqi opposition groups. 2001-02: After George W. Bush takes office, Chalabi frequents Washington, providing the Administration with intelligence that purports to show that Saddam has a weapons-of-mass-destruction program. July 2003: Chalabi is appointed to the Iraqi Governing Council. May 20, 2004: American troops and Iraqi police raid Chalabi's home and office and launch an investigation into his dealings with Iran.
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