NEW YORK (AP) -- An Iraqi-American businessman who admitted helping Saddam Hussein's government in the oil-for-food scandal has been fined $300,000 and sentenced to probation.
A federal judge in Manhattan says Samir A. Vincent provided substantial assistance to the U.S. government after his arrest. The oil trader from Virginia testified at two trials - including one that was interrupted when Texas oilman Oscar Wyatt pleaded guilty to conspiracy.
Vincent operated a company called Phoenix International.
The United Nations oil-for-food program produced an estimated $67 billion for humanitarian needs in Iraq. But a CIA report says it also was used by Saddam to generate kickbacks that totaled another $1.7 billion.
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