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Army contractor from S. Africa faces prison term in US for stabbing British man in Kandahar

S. African gets 3.5 years for Kandahar stabbing (Westport News)  July 8, 2011

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — An Army contractor from South Africa has been sentenced to 3½ years in prison for stabbing a British man last year at Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan.

Sean Brehm of Cape Town pleaded guilty in April to stabbing John Osborn, who also worked for a U.S. contractor. Their dispute stemmed from an affair between Brehm and Osborn’s wife. Prosecutors say Osborn likely would have died if a medic hadn’t been on scene.

Brehm appears to be the first foreign national contractor convicted under the Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act, which gives U.S. courts jurisdiction over certain crimes committed outside the United States. Brehm was employed by Falls Church-based DynCorp.

The sentence imposed Friday at federal court in Alexandria was in line with prosecutors’ request. The defense had asked for only 18 months.

Associated Press at the Washington Post  July 8, 2011

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — An Army contractor from South Africa likely faces at least 18 months in prison for stabbing a British man last year at the Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan.

Sean Brehm of Cape Town will be sentenced Friday at federal court in Alexandria for stabbing John Osborn, who also worked for a U.S. contractor. Their dispute stemmed from an affair between Brehm and Osborn’s wife. Prosecutors say Osborn likely would have died if an Army medic hadn’t been on scene.

Brehm appears to be the first foreign national contractor convicted under the Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act, which gives U.S. courts jurisdiction over certain crimes committed outside the United States. He was working for DynCorp, a Falls Church-based contractor.

July 8, 2011 - Posted by | Afghanistan, Civilian Contractors, Contractor Casualties, DynCorp, Legal Jurisdictions | , , , ,

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