DynCorp mercenaries’ corruption scandal

This video from the USA about Afghanistan is called DynCorp, US tax funds child prostitution – Operation Leakspin.

From the War Street Wall Street Journal in the USA:

US: DynCorp Fires Executive Counsel

by August Cole

November 28th, 2009

DynCorp International Inc. said it has terminated one of its top lawyers, a move that comes on the heels of the government contractor’s disclosure that some of its subcontractors may have broken U.S. law in trying to speed up getting licenses and visas overseas.

The lawyer, Curtis Schehr, was a senior vice president, executive counsel and the firm’s chief compliance officer, a position created earlier this year. He joined DynCorp in 2006 as general counsel.

The company disclosed the “termination without cause” in a filing Wednesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The move was effective Monday, according to the filing. …

DynCorp’s business in overseas hot spots is growing. In Afghanistan, the Falls Church, Va., company recently won a major Defense Department contract worth billions of dollars to build bases and supply U.S. forces.

Yet the company has grappled with a series of setbacks that have put it on the defensive over its oversight and management of government contracts.

The most recent issue was revealed in a Nov. 9 filing with the SEC. DynCorp said subcontractors may have spent as much as $300,000 to “expedite the issuance of a limited number of visas and licenses from foreign government agencies,” which may have violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. …

There have been other issues at DynCorp recently. Following Iraq‘s decision to oust Blackwater Worldwide [which calls itself Xe by now] from Iraq, DynCorp was supposed to move quickly provide helicopters for U.S. diplomats in Baghdad. But that has been delayed well into next year as DynCorp’s aircraft weren’t suited to the job.

In March, a DynCorp contractor in Afghanistan was found dead after an apparent drug overdose.

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