Texas oilman to plead guilty in Iraq case - lawyer

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NEW YORK, Oct 1 (Reuters) Texas oilman Oscar Wyatt today will plead guilty to one count for his role in the UN oil-for-food scandal, a defense lawyer said.

He had been accused of paying millions of dollars in kickbacks to Saddam Hussein's government to win oil contracts from Iraq.

Wyatt will plead guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, one of five counts against him at US federal court in Manhattan, defense layer Gerald Shargel said.

REUTERS SKB BST2006

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