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Everything tickety-boo at the World Bank

World Bank Fraud Posted on Sun, May 18, 2014 07:11:04

Email sent – 17 May 2014 05:51

World Bank
Integrity Investigation Department

Dear Sir

Thank you for your
letter below, but quite frankly, I do not believe you have taken my
allegations of widespread fraud seriously, never mind investigated thoroughly
as you claim. You didn’t even have the common courtesy to sign your

It beggars belief
how you can now claim the World Bank have investigated my fraud claims
“thorougly”, when you have not asked me one single question, you have
not contacted me by telephone or in person and you now claim a thorough
investigations took place.

At best, your
letter is unadulterated hogwash or it is part of wider conspiracy to pervert
the course of justice and cover up serious economical crimes within the
World Bank/IFC, I suggest the latter.

My allegations of
such widespread fraud are not isolated to the Chad/Cameroon Pipeline; they were
directed to the Philippines also. However, the World Bank banned
contractors list of 500 plus would suggest your procurement department might be
seen by some people to be guilty of dubious behaviour.

I now wish my
complaint to be elevated to the President of the World Bank please.

With thanks

Yours sincerely

Alan M Dransfield

On Fri, May
16, 2014 at 1:41 PM, <>

Integrity Communication #32

Dear Mr. Dransfield,

We acknowledge receipt of your recent emails of May 8, May 12 and May
13, 2014 regarding
your longstanding concerns on the Chad/Cameroon pipeline project. The
allegations you previously raised in 2002 were thoroughly reviewed by INT at
the time and the matter was closed. We again reviewed your report in February
2014 and found no basis to open an investigation as IBRD and IFC
funds are no longer involved in the Chad/Cameroon project at this
time, and the statute of limitations has expired. The information you provide
here now is neither new nor directly related to
the Chad/Cameroon project. We consider the matter closed and will not reopen
the review.

Please do not “reply” to this message. If you have questions or
further information regarding this matter, please send us a report referencing
the Integrity Communication number you previously received. The additional
information can be sent via the Online Integrity Complaint Form here. This form can also be found on the
Integrity Vice Presidency website at:

Integrity Vice Presidency
The World Bank Group

John Bercow

World Bank Fraud Posted on Sun, May 04, 2014 07:58:26

Rt Hon John Bercow

Speaker of the House of Commons

Dear Mr Bercow

I write to you in your official capacity of the Speaker of the House.

Hansard Answers records contain approx 60 questions from you during your tenure of Shadow Secretary at the DFID ref serious fiscal irregularities and other anomalies at the Chad/Cameroon Pipeline Projects(CCPP).

I draw your attention to the former WB Auditor Karen A Hudge who has recently confirmed widespread fraud and theft of public funds at the WB to a degree that threatens World fiscal security.

I call upon the Speaker of the House to take this issue up with the current Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osbourne, who, also sits as a WB Governor.

As you are aware, those 60 questions originally were from me to you as the Shadow Sec for the DFID. Caroline Spelam is also on record with Hansard’s answer ref her concerns for the CCPP

For your immediate action

With thanks

Yours sincerely

Alan M Dransfield

Hans Jurgen Gruss

World Bank Fraud Posted on 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.

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.


Hans Jürgen Gruss

Fight against fraud

World Bank Fraud Posted on Sun, May 04, 2014 07:45:48

Karen A Hudge

World Bank Fraud Posted on Sat, May 03, 2014 08:08:53

Email sent 03 May 2014 07:48 to

Dear Sirs

I would like to submit a formal complaint of failure by the World Bank (WB) to investigate my allegations of fraud and theft on two WB Projects, which I worked on, ie the Chad/Cameroon Pipeline Project (CCPP)and the Philippines PLDT Telephone Project. based on the recent television interview with the former WB auditor, Mrs Karen A Hudge, who in essence has reported widespread fraud and theft of Federal Funds on numerous WB Projects.

Based on this latest evidence from Karen A Hudge (KAR), I now ask the WB Fraud Investigations Team to revisit my allegations between 2001 and 2014.

In essence, KAR claims that millions of dollars of WB funds are being stolen by corrupt government officials world wide and covered up by senior WB managers. Such statements and allegations have been made by me over a 13 year period and in particular CCPP and the Philippine PLDT Projects.

As you are aware, WB Funds were diverted from the CCP to purchase arms by the President of Chad. You are also aware the CCP has been operating in a legal void since 2003 and oil revenues are still being diverted from the main aim of the CCP project load ,i.e to eradicate poverty.

I have had first hand knowledge of such fraud on both projects where I worked in a supervisory role, and have reported to your Anti Fraud officers. There is clear evidence that the WB oversight Senior Management including the last two Presidents have turned a blind eye to such fraud and theft of federal funds.

For your information, action and files.

I look forward to hearing from you.

With thanks

Yours sincerely

Alan M Dransfield

Fraud, but nobody acts

World Bank Fraud Posted on Sat, May 03, 2014 07:32:07

Email sent – 03 May 2014 07:14

Dear Mr Bradshaw

Please see the 10 minute video of Karen A Hudge the former World Bank accountant and recent whistleblower.

This lady is, in essence, supporting my claims of fiscal irregularities at the WB over recent years.

I recommend you should watch this video which she claims the WB have consistently covered up serious fraud and theft of public funds and I call upon my MP to give support to Karen A Hudge’s efforts to expose multi million dollar fraud at the WB.

With thanks

Alan M Dransfield