Contractor’s Boss in Iraq Shot at Civilians, Workers’ Suit Says
By C. J. CHIVERS
Published: November 17, 2006
CAMP FALLUJA, Iraq, Nov. 16 — Two former employees of an American private military contracting firm have claimed in a Virginia court that they saw their supervisor deliberately shoot at Iraqi vehicles and civilians this summer, and that the firm fired them for reporting the incidents.
The allegations, made in a lawsuit filed in Fairfax County Circuit Court, accuse Triple Canopy, one of the largest private military contractors to work with the United States in Iraq, of retaliating against the men for reporting that the supervisor had committed violent felonies, and perhaps murder, on the job.
It also claims that Triple Canopy’s management blacklisted the men in the private military contracting industry, rendering them unemployable in the lucrative trade of providing private security in Iraq.
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