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New York Sun on Kofi Annan


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.