DOJ Severs Army Sgt. From Contractors' Kickback Suit

Law360, New York (March 16, 2011, 10:49 PM EDT) -- The U.S. government agreed on Wednesday to sever a former U.S. Army sergeant from a bribery and money laundering case involving soldiers at the Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan accused of receiving kickbacks from a government contractor.

The government filed a response in the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii, supporting retired Sgt. Charles O. Finch's motion to be tried in a separate case, but opposed a similar request from John Ramin, co-owner of contractor AZ Corp.

Ramin owns AZ Corp. with his brother, Tahir...
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