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Fri Oct 16, 2009
PEARLAND RESIDENT PLEADS GUILTY TO ABUSIVE SEXUAL CONTACT OF FELLOW EMPLOYEE IN IRAQ
(HOUSTON) – David Charles Breda Jr., of Pearland, has pleaded guilty to abusive sexual contact with a co-worker while at an airbase in Iraq, United States Attorney Tim Johnson announced today.
Breda pleaded guilty before United States District Judge Gray Miller to the sole count in a criminal information filed on Oct. 14, 2009, this afternoon. Breda faces a maximum sentence of two years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $250,000 at sentencing which Judge Miller has set for Jan. 15, 2010. In addition to any prison term, Breda also faces a maximum of life on supervised release and could be required to register as a sex offender pursuant to the Sex Offender and Registration Notification Act. Read the remainder of this entry »
KBR Employee From Pearland Accused Of Raping A Woman In Iraq
By Richard Connelly in Courts, Crime
Friday, Jul. 10 2009 @ 3:35PM
A KBR employee living in Pearland has been arrested for “abusive sexual conduct” he allegedly engaged in while in Iraq.
NCIS agents (that’s Naval Criminal Investigative Service to you) arrested David Charles Breda, 34, at “a Houston-area barber college,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.
According to a newly unsealed indictment, “Breda, a civilian defense contractor employed by a subsidiary of Kellog, Brown and Root (KBR), sexually assaulted a woman at Camp Al Asad, an airbase in Iraq,” the release from the office said.
Breda no longer works for KBR. Read the remainder of this entry »
Detention in Iraq of U.S. Civilian Challenged
Courthouse News Service
February 05, 2009
WASHINGTON (CN) – An attorney has filed a habeas petition for a civilian contractor who has been imprisoned at Al Asad Air Base in Iraq since November, and whom the U.S. military wants to court martial – though he is a civilian. David Breda Jr. says the military confiscated his passport, and claims he was “never officially notified of the nature of the pending charges which allegedly confer jurisdiction on the United States military to hold (him) against his will at Al Asad Air Base.”
Breda says he served 6½ years in the U.S. Army and was discharged as a sergeant in 2001. He was working for KBR as a civilian contractor when he was detained on Nov. 26, 2008. Read the remainder of this entry »
The “Electrical Worker” a monthly publication of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) recently published an article spotlighting IBEW member Marijane Green, mother if two active duty Marines. This mother is seriously concerned about the safety of her sons. You can read this article entitled “Troops Endangered By Shoddy Electrical Work” by clicking HERE page 2.
Another noteworthy article in this publication is the one entitled “A National Disgrace” by IBEW International Secretary-Treasurer Lindell K. Lee. Click HERE to read it page 14.
Although the unions do not have jurisdiction outside the US and Canada we have a moral and ethical obligation to put a stop to the unsafe work practices that are putting our American Soldiers and workers at risk. To put a stop to the harassment, the threats, the intimidation tactics. Not just in Iraq and Afghanistan, but ANY project funded by US tax dollars.
I have said it before and I will say it until it’s a law….”US Citizens working on US Government funded projects overseas should be afforded the same protections (OSHA and labor laws) as their co-workers in the US.” For example..New Embassy projects, new Consulates and military facilities…just to name a few. If it’s important enough to employ an American and in many cases an American with a clearance, then it’s important enough to give them OHSA and labor law protection.
Driver says Kellogg Brown & Root didn’t properly train its workers, which led to his debilitating injury
A Griffin wrecker driver who signed on with Houston-based Kellogg, Brown & Root to work in Iraq says the company dumped him in a war zone with poorly trained, unskilled co-workers whose inability to follow simple instructions left him injured and unable to work.
On Tuesday, his lawyers filed a class action lawsuit in Fulton County Superior Court in Georgia outlining Curtis “Bubba” Coffey’s own experiences with the multinational contractor and pointing to several other highly publicized reports of deaths, accidents and sexual assaults allegedly tied to the company. Similar actions have been filed in other court jurisdictions across the nation with mixed results. Read the remainder of this entry »