World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz’s job may hang in the balance after a panel made up of almost a third of the bank’s board members found him guilty of inappropriately pulling professional strings and lining up a hefty pay raise for his girlfriend, Shaha Ali Riza, two years ago.
What a difference a year makes! Let’s review: Here’s what Paul Wolfowitz said about ending corruption at the World Bank in early 2006, about 14 months before news of his very own corruption scandal broke.
Paul Wolfowitz has a girlfriend? Sorry, the real news story here is what she is being paid and whether she was improperly advanced at the World Bank, headed by Wolfowitz. The questions arise in the midst of an anti-corruption campaign launched by Wolfowitz at the World Bank.