Corrupt Afghan Contractor Went Unpunished: Congressman

Law360, New York (September 16, 2011, 6:55 PM EDT) -- An Afghan contractor accused of running an illicit protection racket under a $2.16 billion trucking contract got a “slap on the wrist” when it was debarred from working on transportation security contracts for three years, Rep. John Tierney, D-Mass., said Thursday.

Watan Risk Management and Afghan power broker Haji Ruhullah, who provided security for U.S. goods shipped by truck between Kabul and Kandahar, were implicated in a sweeping U.S. Department of Defense report on corruption and racketeering that likely led to millions of dollars being funneled...
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