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November 28, 2003 10:56 p.m.

If you’re involved in all sorts of iffy financial transactions, don’t get into a messy divorce.

Someone didn’t mention this sage advice to Neil Bush.

Now it turns out that Bush is not-too-distantly connected to New Bridge Strategies, the outfit President Bush’s right-hand-man Joe Allbaugh set up to play Iraqi contracts game.

Here’s the run-down.

It turns out Neil is Co-Chairman of something called Crest Investment Corporation. Whatever it is Crest does, it pays 60 grand a year to get a few hours a week of advice from the President’s ne’er-do-well brother on how to do it.

The other “co-chairman and principal of Crest,” reports the Financial Times, “is Jamal Daniel, a Syrian-American who is an advisory board member of New Bridge Strategies …”

The New Bridge website says that before Daniel started up Crest he was in the international real estate biz and also “has extensive experience in structuring investing in energy and oil and gas projects throughout the U.S., Europe and the Middle East.”

Will the surprises never cease …

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