Ex-GE Exec Says His Iraq Bribery Claims Led To Firing

Law360, New York (February 7, 2012, 4:02 PM EST) -- A former GE Energy USA LLC employee on Friday said the company violated U.S. securities law by firing him after he complained that the company's hiring of an individual close to the Iraqi government while pursuing an energy contract could expose the company to bribery allegations.

Khaled Asadi, who formerly served as GE's country executive for Iraq, said in a lawsuit filed in Texas federal court that his erstwhile employer had violated the whistleblower protection clause of the Securities Exchange Act by terminating him after he...
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