Overseas Civilian Contractors

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DynCorp Sends Injured home on their own dime….

So what happened to

DynCorp International Establishes DI Care Employee Assistance Program

We suspected all along that this program would benefit the DBA Insurance Companies more than the injured DynCorp employees.

Looks like if you go to work for DynCorp in Afghanistan you better have enough money to get home when you get injured and are no longer of use to them.  And when you get home and cannot pay your medical or household bills because AIG or CNA refuses as usual to pay benefits don’t look to this program for help.

Excellence begins with caring – I truly believe that,” said Mr. Warren. “The DI Care EAP reflects a culture of caring and commitment to our employees.”

What happened Mr. Warren?

June 5, 2010 Posted by | Afghanistan, Civilian Contractors, Contractor Casualties, DynCorp | , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Family fears for Briton held in violent Afghan jail

TimesOnline Jerome Starkey  Kabul

The family of a former British army officer jailed in Afghanistan on corruption charges have spoken of their fears for his safety after visiting him in one of the country’s most violent jails.

Bill Shaw, 52, was sentenced in April to two years in prison and fined $25,000 (£17,000) when a court found him guilty of trying to bribe an Afghan official. The former Royal Military Policeman was a manager of G4S, a security company that guards the British Embassy in Kabul.

Shaw was arrested with an Afghan colleague after handing over $25,000 for the release of two impounded vehicles. In court he said he thought it was a legitimate release fee, paid to a uniformed Afghan official. “He has been a victim of something set up,” said his daughter Lisa, 32, who travelled to Kabul with her mother Liz, 51, on Monday. Kimberley Motley, an American lawyer, is mounting Shaw’s appeal.

President Karzai has been repeatedly criticised for failing to reduce corruption within his Government. Although he referred to it as a cancer, he maintains that the West is just as guilty

The country’s courts are notoriously opaque, justice can often be bought, and judges can be influenced by warlords, religious leaders or power brokers. In many parts of the country, Afghans turn to the Taleban who offer strict Islamic law, because it is preferable to the lengthy, expensive and often unfathomable state alternative. Shaw was convicted by a panel of three judges despite the prosecution’s failure to present witnesses.  Read the full story here

Thanks to Feral Jundi for the heads up on this

June 5, 2010 Posted by | Afghanistan, Civilian Contractors, Contractor Corruption | , , , , , , | Leave a comment