Thursday, October 16, 2003

American officials in Baghdad have identified at least 30 people in business in the United States who investigators say they suspect sold tens of millions of dollars in military supplies to Iraq before the war.

Atop the list of those identified in the wide-ranging investigation is a father-son team from San Diego charged Wednesday with selling gunboats to Saddam Hussein's government. Officials said they believed that the two San Diego businessmen, natives of Iraq, delivered and helped to assemble three 85-foot-long patrol boats, armed with machine guns, as part of an $11 million contract with Saddam's military.

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