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KBR Accused Of Human Trafficking

Why do I get the feeling this will get swept under the rug and nothing will happen to KBR? Will their contracts in Iraq be affected at all? AP via Ya

Why do I get the feeling this will get swept under the rug and nothing will happen to KBR? Will their contracts in Iraq be affected at all?

AP via Yahoo: (h/t ysbaddaden)

Defense contractor KBR Inc. and a Jordanian subcontractor are accused of human trafficking in a federal lawsuit filed in Los Angeles.

The suit alleges 12 Nepali men were being transported to Iraq against their will when they were killed in an insurgent attack.

The lawsuit filed Wednesday by an attack survivor and family members of victims claims subcontractor Daoud & Partners recruited the men in Nepal to work in hotels and restaurants in Jordan.

The company allegedly seized their passports when they arrived in Jordan in 2004 and had them sent to Iraq to work on a U.S. air base.

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