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Audit: U.S. Can't Account For $8.7 Billion In Iraqi Funds

A new audit says the U.S. Defense Department is unable to properly account for over 95 percent of $9.1 billion in Iraqi oil money tapped by the United States for rebuilding Iraq.

The audit by the U.S. Special Investigator for Iraq Reconstruction found that shoddy record keeping by the Defense Department left the Pentagon unable to fully account for $8.7 billion it withdrew between 2004 and 2007 from a special fund set up by the UN Security Council.

The audit did not indicate that investigators believed there were any instances of fraud involved in the spending of these funds.

The fund includes revenues from Iraq's oil and gas exports, as well as frozen Iraqi assets.

compiled from agency reports