A few years later, Kevin Abikoff was providing legal advice to the shady company.
Unaoil relied on both banks as it cut deals with corrupt regimes.
The feds are working with Australian and British investigators to investigate Monaco firm Unaoil and its partners.
While KBR was being investigated for bribery in Nigeria, it was partnering with a company that bribed officials in Kazakhstan.
Bribery fuels political instability -- and it's a propaganda tool for terrorists.
Many of the private contractors in Iraq performed their duties admirably, but the story of the war is riddled with allegations
Ten years ago our "leaders" in the government, the corporate media, and the "national security" establishment assured us that invading Iraq was in our national interest.
White, currently a partner at DKRW Energy, did not respond to HuffPost's request for comment. A KBR spokesman previously
The guardsmen described the compound in the court filings as "a highly potent carcinogen." PORTLAND, Ore., Oct 10 (Reuters
And now for the rhetorical question, a la "Is the Pope Catholic? Is this a growth sector? Fortunately, the new edition of
Some of the subsequent press coverage criticized KBR, but that missed the point. Sure, in several respect KBR could have done much better, but at least it held special inspections documenting atrocious living conditions and threatened to cut off awards to the subcontractor.
Thanks to the American Civil Liberties Union, newly released documents reveal that the U.S. government and KBR were even more aware of the problem than previously known.
Despite all the attention paid to the use of private military and security contractors on battlefields it is true, as many in that industry say, that it is not that new; at least not as an organizational phenomenon.