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Hans Jurgen Gruss

World Bank FraudPosted by Sheila Oliver Sun, May 04, 2014 07:48:47

Email sent 04 May 2014 07:4
World Bank

Legal Vice President

Mr Hans Jurgen Gruss

Dear Sir

In light of the recent revelations by Karen A Hudes ref the widespread fraud and corruption at the World Bank, I think it behoves your office to revisit my allegations of widespread fraud and corruption on the Chad/Cameroon Pipeline (CCP)and the Philippines PLDT projects, which I worked on and have reported fraud to the WB.

I consider the fraud and theft of public funds to be a secondary issue on the CCP, my primary concerns are for the safety of the general public in the close proximity of the CCP because the Oil Pipeline has been operating in a legal void since 2003 and is a safety and environmental timebomb.

With thanks

Yours sincerely

Alan M Dransfield.
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Nov 18, 2009 at 6:45 PM

Mr. Dransfield,

The Legal Vice Presidency of the World Bank Group (WBG) has been asked to respond to the letter that you have addressed to Mr. Robert B. Zoellick, through the Office of the Compliance Advisor/ Ombudsman, last October 21, 2009.

As you were informed by letter of October 19, the Office of the Compliance Advisor/Ombudsman responds to complaints from any individual, group, community or other party that believes it is affected by the social and/or environmental impacts of and IFC/MIGA project.

Complaints may also be made on behalf of those who believe they are affected by a project. If a complaint is made through a representative, the representative should clearly identify the people on whose behalf the complaint is made and provide explicit evidence of authority to represent them. If prospective complaints are from outside the country where the project is located, complaints should be lodged jointly with a local entity. As of today, you have failed to provide the Office of the Compliance Advisor/Ombudsman with the documentation and signatures of the members of the local community you represent.

Considering the foregoing, the CAO Ombudsman has determined that according to its Operational Guidelines you have not met the eligibility requirement regarding representation.

In your letter, you also refer to INT's failure to investigate your allegations of fraud and corruption. Commencing in 2002 and through to current date, INT-- whose mandate is to investigate allegations of fraud and corruption in WBG-supported activities -- has received a series of allegations from you regarding the Chad Cameroon Pipeline Project, many of which have not fallen within this mandate. Where the allegations have provided specific information that INT has been able to assess and verify, the subsequent analysis has not warranted INT conducting an investigation.

Sincerely,

Hans Jürgen Gruss

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