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In UN Guterres Gives Italian Job to Departing Controller Bartsiotos Jan Beagle Tells Staff Who Leak

By Matthew Russell Lee, Exclusive, Filing

UNITED NATIONS, August 7 – The UN on July 26 misleadingly put the amount it is owed for its regular budget at $810 million. The real number for “Outstanding Regular Budget” in the UN's internal Status of Contributions website, as of July 26, is $1,286,496,899.22, Inner City Press exclusively reported, even after being roughed up by UN Security while covering the Budget Committee meetings on July 3 and banned since by Secretary General Antonio Guterres. See Status of Contributions printout, exclusive, here on Scribd; if any problem, here via Patreon.

  Now Inner City Press can report that Guterres' Controller is leaving her post - very genteely given another one in Italy - according to an email sent late August 6 by Guterres' head of management and harassment Jan Beagle, and leaked to still banned Inner City Press:

"From: Michelle Claudio
Sent: Monday, 06 August, 2018 4:01 PM
Subject: Message from Ms. Jan Beagle, Under-Secretary-General for Management

Dear colleagues,
I am writing to inform you that the Controller, Ms. Bettina Tucci Bartsiotas, is relocating to Europe for family reasons. She will become Acting Director of the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), in Turin. 
The post of Controller will be advertised. Meanwhile Mr. Chandramouli Ramanathan, Assistant Secretary-General for Enterprise Resource Planning, will serve as Acting Controller, effective 1 September 2018.
Best regards

for Management
United Nations"

  Call it, The Italian Job. How very nice - as was handing the UN Security Council website to the husband of the chief of staff of Rosemary DiCarlo of the Department of Political Affairs, a nepotism scandal of which the Office of Internal Oversight Services has now been apprised, since Guterres' office didn't even refer it to OIOS when Inner City Press exclusively reported it online then informed Guterres and Alison Smale in a June 25 letter seeking protection for harassment - which only grew worse. We'll have more on this.

   Inner City Press was banned from the July 26 UN noon briefing where Secretary General Antonio Guterres' spokesman Stephane Dujarric made this claim, and so could not ask questions. It submitted five questions, only one of which was partially answered.

  Inner City Press has been banned from the UN since July 3, when while it was covering the UN Budget Committee meeting as it has for years its reporter was roughed up by UN Security Lieutenant Ronald E. Dobbins and another officer the UN still refuses to name.

   In front of UN Department of Management official Christian Saunders (previously embroiled in a UN procurement scandal) Inner City Press' reporter was physically removed from the UN. After filing a New York City Police Department criminal report on July 4, Inner City Press was blocked by UN Security from entering the building on July 5, and has been banned for 23 days since.

   Guterres, who was informed on June 25 that Lt Dobbins was targeting Inner City Press which has published a similarly leaked UN document calling into question his and others' promotions in UN Security, refused on July 20 to answer why Inner City Press is banned, and set off on a two week vacation, location undisclosed. (Tellingly, insiders quoting Guterres' letter but not the actual numbers did not mention he is on vacation.) Guterres declined to speak to the Frontline documentary on UN peacekeepers' rapes that aired on July 24.

Exclusive: UN Claims It's Owed $810M But Real Number Is 1,286 Billion Inner City Press Learns While Banned by Matthew Russell Lee on Scribd

  On July 13 as Inner City Press worked outside the UN on the bus stop bench on 45th Street and First Avenue in front of the UN Delegates Entrance it was informed by a source that “the US has stopped paying its dues and Guterres is asking for 5% cut all around” Being banned from the building Inner City Press has been trying to confirm and expand on this, being told by another source that “I have heard that there are important Member States that have delayed payments (US, Japan, Brazil, Mexico for instance) and that evidently do create a cash challenge.” We'll have more on this - and on Guterres' ongoing censorship.


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