A taxing situation and other news
The U.S. government and a magistrate had opposed disclosure of the documents, the Guardian said.
Tesler and Chodan were arrested in the U.K. at the request of the U.S. and handed over to the DoJ in March last year. They later pleaded guilty to FCPA-related charges for helping KBR and its partners pay $182 million in bribes to Nigeria officials.
Tesler was sentenced in February this year to twenty one months in prison. He was also ordered to forfeit $149 million that he held in a dozen bank accounts in Switzerland and Israel. (Click HERE for article)
Vets Get More Discovery in CIA ‘Guinea Pig’ Case
Nick McCann – (Courthouse News) – OAKLAND, Calif. – April 10, 2012 – The Department of Veterans Affairs must disclose certain documents that a class of veterans hopes will prove they were used as guinea pigs by the CIA in Cold War-era drug experiments, a federal judge ruled.
Vietnam Veterans of America filed a class action against the U.S. government in 2009, claiming that at least 7,800 soldiers had been used as guinea pigs in Project Paperclip. The experiments were allegedly conducted at the Baltimore-area Edgewood Arsenal.
Soldiers were allegedly administered at least 250 and as many as 400 types of drugs, among them Sarin, one of the most deadly drugs known, amphetamines, barbiturates, mustard gas, phosgene gas and LSD.
Using tactics it often attributed to the Soviet enemy, the U.S. government sought drugs to control human behavior, cause confusion, promote weakness or temporary loss of hearing and vision, induce hypnosis and enhance a person’s ability to withstand torture, according to the complaint. (Click HERE for article)
U.S. Army Major Pleads Guilty to Accepting Gratuties
(DoJ) – April 9, 2012 – United States Attorney Robert Pitman announced that U.S. Army Major Christopher Grant Bradley, age 42, of El Paso pleaded guilty this morning to accepting $20,000 in gratuities while deployed in Iraq in 2008.
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