This investigation is long overdue. According to the article, they're reviewing information provided by Dale Stoffel, an arms dealer who was killed in a drive by shooting in 2004. Stoffel described clandestine drops of cash hidden in pizza boxes to investigators shortly before he was killed.
I have no idea what relationship, if any, this investigation will have on the case of Ryan Manelick.
Inquiry on Graft in Iraq Focuses on U.S. Officers
By James Glanz, C.J. Chivers, and William K. Rushbaum, New York Times, February 14, 2009
The investigations, which are being conducted by the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, the Justice Department, the Army’s Criminal Investigation Command and other federal agencies, cover a period when millions of dollars in cash, often in stacks of shrink-wrapped bricks of $100 bills, were dispensed from a loosely guarded safe in the basement of one of Saddam Hussein’s former palaces.
Former American officials describe payments to local contractors from huge sums of cash dumped onto tables and stuffed into sacks as if it were Halloween candy.