No complaints here & other news
Paul Schroeder, 40, portrayed himself as a decorated Special Forces sergeant first class who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder after serving in combat in Iraq, Afghanistan, Africa and Central and South America.
In his job at the nonprofit PTSD Foundation of America, Schroeder mentored veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and led group therapy sessions at local churches and the Star of Hope Mission. He also lectured at least half a dozen times at the Houston Police Academy as part of a PTSD awareness program for officers and cadets. (Click HERE for article)
Iraqi Says GE Winked at Corruption
CAMERON LANGFORD – (Courthouse News) – HOUSTON – February 7, 2012 – General Electric’s former “country executive for Iraq” claims GE fired him for warning about its “potential violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act … in pursuing a lucrative, multi-year contract with the Iraqi government.”
Khaled Asadi, a dual citizen of the United States and Iraq, sued G.E. Energy (USA) in Federal Court.
Asadi says he worked for G.E. in Amman, Jordan, as it country executive for Iraq.
“As the Country Executive, the plaintiff was required to maintain close interaction and coordination with Iraq’s central governing bodies,” the complaint states.
“On or about June of 2010 Mr. Asadi was alerted by a source in the Iraqi government that G.E. had hired a woman closely associated with the Senior Deputy Minister of Electricity (Iraq) to curry favor with the Ministry while in negotiation for a Sole Source Joint Venture Contract with the Ministry of Electricity.
“Concerned that the hiring of this ‘female associate’ could be damaging to GE’s reputation and potentially violate the Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA), Mr. Asadi immediately objected to the hiring and raised this issue with his supervisor.
“He, along with a colleague from GE’s Oil and Gas division, took the concern a step further by raising the issue with the Ombudsperson for G.E.
“In direct response to his actions, Mr. Asadi’s immediate supervisor began pressuring him to step down from his position with G.E. The plaintiff was offered several alternatives including the possibility of a new assignment within the region. (Click HERE for article) (Click HERE for Complaint)
Army probes crime lab workers after critical news reports
Marisa Taylor – (McClatchy Newspaper) – WASHINGTON – February 3, 2012 – Stung by critical stories about their crime laboratory, officials at Army Criminal Investigation Command recently questioned lab employees for hours and scrutinized personal phone records looking for contacts with reporters.