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DOJ Is Investigating Whether U.S. Payoffs to Iraqi Officials Opened the Door for ISIS

DOJ Is Investigating Whether U.S. Payoffs to Iraqi Officials Opened the Door for ISIS by Zack Kopplin and Irvin McCullough - The Daily Beast

An investigation by the independent Government Accountability Project exposes accusations that a hidden network of corruption cost U.S. taxpayers billions.

 

The Department of Justice is investigating a military contracting company, Sallyport Global Services, to find out if it played a role in the alleged bribery of Iraqi government officials in exchange for exclusive contracts that cost American taxpayers billions.

 

But even the Feds may not realize the depth of the suspected corruption.

An investigation by the independent Government Accountability Project for The Daily Beast raises disturbing questions that go far beyond rogue employees of a Pentagon contractor.

 

Powerful individuals, including Iraq’s former Prime Minister, Nouri al-Maliki, are tied to a Kuwaiti company called Afaq which allegedly sold access and dictated terms for a significant number of American military contracts…

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