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N.J. man is awarded $50.4M after claiming he was cheated out of money from Afghanistan and Iraq construction

New Jersey .com Morristown  May 22, 2012

A judge in Morristown has awarded $50.4 million to a Livingston businessman who says he was cheated out of his share of proceeds from reconstruction work in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Lawrence Longhi, 76, sued his former partner, Khaled Monawar, 35, a former East Hanover resident and nephew of a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, who he says invited him to join a construction venture as a project facilitator and agreed to pay him one-third of their proceeds from a partnership that involved two other companies.

Monawar has not responded to Longhi’s lawsuit and was judged in default in 2010.

Under the order issued by Superior Court Judge Stephan Hansbury, Monawar must pay Longhi $8.4 million in compensatory damages and $42 million in punitive damages.

Hansbury said $42 million was the maximum amount allowed and called it “appropriate” because Monawar “has simply turned his back to these accusations and provided no attempt to explain the failure to honor the various obligations.”

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May 23, 2012 - Posted by | Afghanistan, Civilian Contractors, Contractor Oversight, Iraq | , , , , ,

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