Marianne F. Gasior
ATTORNEY AT LAW
The Honorable Robert E. Rubin
Secretary of the Treasury
1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20220
Dear Mr. Secretary:
I am writing to inquire as to the status of the Kennametal investigation
by the Office of Foreign Assets Control, and to inquire as to whether the scope of OFAC's
investigation includes the role of First Lady Hillary Clinton as a Director of Lafarge
Corporation during the time Lafarge was involved with Kennametal and other parties in a
conspiracy to commit numerous federal offenses, including Trading with the Enemy, and to
defraud the United States via an arms smuggling operation carried out through Lafarge's
Marblehead, Ohio facilities.
Documents obtained by Congressional investigators in 1991 clearly detail Kennametal's violations of the August 2, 1990 Iraqi Trade Embargo, and indicate a steady supply of the Iraqi war effort by Kennametal throughout 1990 and during the Gulf War in early 1991. These documents also show that Kennametal products originating in the United States were transhipped to the U.K., in violation of the Export Control Administration Act, and then fraudently marked "made in the E.C.C." for shipment to Iraq. Further investigation has revealed evidence detailing the path of the shipments out of the U.S. via the Ordnance Center located on Lafarge's premises on Marbelhead Pennisula.
Under 18 U.S.C. 371, Lafarge is liable as a co-conspirator for the crimes committed by Kennematal and others in furtherance of the conspiracy. Since the shipments which were in violation of the Trade Embargo and the Trading with the Enemy Act occurred between August 1990 and March 1991, the First Lady's potential liability as a Director and corporate agent
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