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.


World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz has apologised for “mistakes” made over the promotion and pay of a ex-colleague with whom he is romantically involved.

Mr. Wolfowitz’s partner, Shaha Riza, was moved to the State Department when he took the bank’s top job in 2005.

But the bank’s staff association says she then received pay rises and promotions which were “grossly out of line” with the bank’s staff rules.

The controversy comes ahead of joint World Bank and IMF spring meetings.

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