[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
$3305: Re: Re: #3284: Karshan responds to Davis re: Rice (fwd)
According to the Washington Office on Haiti summary issued October 27, 1995
regarding their Special Issue Report on rice:
"Both RCH [Rice Corporation of Haiti] and Comet Rice are owned by a powerful
U.S. company with a history of what the New York Times called 'tainted
trade.' Comet Rice is one of the companies owned by Erly, Inc., an
international agribusiness and consulting conglomerate with a history of
repeated legal irregularities and close ties to political power circles.
Among other things, Erly and/or its subsidiaries have been investigated for
possible involvement in money laundering and illegal arms deals, debarred
from government contracts, delisted from the NASDAQ stock exchange due to
precarious fiscal status, and named in an investigation of illegal lobbying
on the part of a former Reagan official."
To answer your question more clearly, yes this is the same rice company
although years ago when they were blacklisted by USAID, they simple bought
another company and went under their name to regain USAID backing, although
everyone (USAID) knew it was the same unethical folks.