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    New York Sun on Kofi Annan

    12/19/2006

    According to this investigative story by the New York Sun's Claudia Rosett, outgoing U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan and his brother are hustling subsidized rent (from the "Mitchell-Lama Housing program") courtesy of New York's taxpayers. Rosett writes:

    No one is saying that any of the Annans have broken the law; the regulations for Mitchell-Lama housing allow a certain amount of flexibility once applicants have obtained a lease. But the issue is pertinent because Kofi Annan, whose wife comes from one of Sweden's wealthier families, has spent years lecturing Americans on how the well-heeled have obligations to those less fortunate. Those low- to moderate-income New York families for whom such accommodation was built face a four-year waiting list.