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IRAQ: War’s Virtues May Be Debatable. The Profits Aren’t.
by Hubert B. HerringThe New York Times
February 12th, 2006
Some indisputable winners are clear now: military contractors.

IRAQ: Abu Ghraib Whistleblower Can't Find Job
by David MartinCBSNEWS.com
February 10th, 2006
Torin Nelson was a civilian interrogator at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. He was not implicated in any of the abuses, but his name has been linked to the scandal, and he has been unable to hold a job as an interrogator ever since.

IRAQ: US State Department Contractors Kill Two Civilians
by Jonathan FinerThe Washington Post
February 9th, 2006
Gunmen in a convoy of three dark-colored GMC sport-utility vehicles opened fire on a taxi north of downtown Kirkuk, killing two men.

US: Defense Industry Frets about High Iraq Spending
by Bill RigbyReuters
February 6th, 2006

IRAQ: Dog of War Builds 62m Business
by Tracey BolesThe Sunday Times
February 5th, 2006
Tim Spicer makes fortune from Pentagon deal.

IRAQ: Dog of War Builds £62m Business
by Tracey BolesThe Sunday Times
February 5th, 2006
Tim Spicer makes fortune from Pentagon security deal.

US: Former Official in Iraq to Plead Guilty to Contract Fraud
by James GlanzThe New York Times
February 1st, 2006
Court papers depict a sordid exercise in greed and corruption that was spread much more widely that previously known.

US: Official to Plead Guilty in Iraq Contract Scheme
by Mark ShermanAssociated Press
February 1st, 2006
Robert J. Stein Jr., a former contracting official for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq, acknowledged his role in the conspiracy in a signed statement that has been filed with the court.

IRAQ: Sierra Leoneans Complain Work Too Hard, Some With Fake Certificates
by Sahr Musa YambaallArfrica.com
January 30th, 2006
Reports say many went with fake certificates while others complain the work was too hard so they could not fit in the work plan of the company that took them to Iraq.

US: Minority Stake in Halliburton's KBR Will Be Sold
by Renae MerleThe Washington Post
January 28th, 2006

IRAQ: Seized Money Found Squandered by Coalition
Associated Press
January 28th, 2006
"Tens of millions of dollars in cash had gone in and out of the South-Central Region vault without any tracking of who deposited or withdrew the money, and why it was taken out," says a report by the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, which is in the midst of a series of audits for the Pentagon and State Department.

IRAQ: Corruption, Missing Millions and Two Dead Contractors
by Deborah HastingsAssociated Press
January 28th, 2006
After securing contracts with the Iraqi government potentially worth hundreds of millions, someone killed Dale Stoffel.

IRAQ: Rebuilding Found to Fall Short
by James GlanzThe New York Times
January 27th, 2006
The American-financed reconstruction program in Iraq will not complete scores of promised projects to help rebuild the country, a federal oversight agency reported.

INDIA: Labor Trafficking Victims Protest
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January 27th, 2006
Citing a recent exposed case of over 40 youths stranded in Kuwait and Iraq without valid documents as "bonded labourers," the victims are said to have been penalised by the Kuwait police while hiding from them with no regular or valid documents.

US: Halliburton's 2005 profit 'Best in our 86-year history'
by Lynn J. CookThe Houston Chronicle
January 26th, 2006
After three years of losing money, Halliburton reported a hefty profit for 2005 and announced that all six of its divisions posted record results.

IRAQ: Audit Describes Misuse of Funds in Iraq Projects
by James GlanzThe New York Times
January 25th, 2006
A new audit of American financial practices in Iraq has uncovered irregularities including millions of reconstruction dollars stuffed casually into footlockers and filing cabinets, an American soldier in the Philippines who gambled away cash belonging to Iraq, and three Iraqis who plunged to their deaths in a rebuilt hospital elevator that had been improperly certified as safe.

IRAQ: Cronyism and Kickbacks
by Ed HarrimanLondon Review of Books
January 25th, 2006
Auditors who have discovered Iraq’s deepening financial crisis have been ignored. They asked the US ambassador and the US military commander in Iraq for their views. Neither replied. The US State Department was to submit estimates of how much it will cost to complete all American-funded projects in Iraq to the White House Office of Management and Budget. The Office won’t discuss the matter. Earlier this month, Brigadier-General William McCoy told reporters: ‘The US never intended to completely rebuild Iraq . . . This was just supposed to be a jump-start.’

US: Whistleblower suspended by Pentagon oversight committee
The Raw Story
January 24th, 2006
A senior fraud investigator for the Pentagon who has crusaded against military contractor overcharges for seven years has been suspended for "insubordination," according to an article written by Eric Rosenberg for the Hearst News Service, RAW STORY has learned.

UN: Probe of Peacekeeping Fraud and Contracts Abuse
by Thalif DeenInter Press Service
January 24th, 2006
The abuses relate mostly to U.N. supplies and services -- both in the department of management and the department of peacekeeping operations.

US: $20 Ice Trays Rile Whistleblower But not Pentagon
by Steh BorensteinKRT NEWS SERVICE
January 24th, 2006
Defense Department fraud-hunters dismiss data from retired officer about inflated prices.

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