From Common Dreams in the USA:
Thursday, December 1, 2005
War Profiteer Knows How to Party
by Sarah Anderson
Over the past few months, I’ve gotten all kinds of flak from CEOs who were the subject of a report I co-authored about executive pay among defense contractors.
A United Technologies official accused me (falsely) of slander.
But the man who got the worst skewering was silent.
David H. Brooks, CEO of bulletproof vest maker DHB Industries, earned $70 million in 2004, 13,349 percent more than his pre-9/11 compensation, according to “Executive Excess,” co-published by the Institute for Policy Studies and United for a Fair Economy.
On top of that, Brooks sold company stock worth about $186 million last year, spooking investors who drove DHB’s share price from more than $22 to as low as $6.50.
- Abu Ghraib torture by mercenary corporations (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- U.S. defense contractor pays Iraqis $5mn over Abu Ghraib abuse (dailystar.com.lb)
- US firm pays out over Abu Ghraib (bbc.co.uk)
- Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Mali, war, more war (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Iraqis awarded $5m over Abu Ghraib abuse (aljazeera.com)