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    Afghan contractor accused of bribing US soldiers, $63m in bank accounts frozen

    Although we can't put price tag on freedom, this new crop of Afghan millionaires making UX taxpayers pay for their freedom?
    This 29 year old Afghan started as laborer/translator for US military and soon afterwards had near $100 million in his Afghan bank accounts part of which has been frozen.


    Contractor-turned-philanthropist Shadman in his Kabul office. (Photo: Lorenzo Tugnoli)

    Afghan businessman accused of bribing US soldiers
    30 December 2015

    US prosecutors have filed charges against an Afghan businessman accused of bribing American soldiers to win multi-million dollar contracts.
    The FBI alleges Hikmatullah Shadman gave at least two US soldiers bundles of $100 notes to win inflated deals to supply transport and heavy equipment.
    Prosecutors say this took place when the the men were deployed to Afghanistan in 2009.
    There has been no comment from Mr Shadman. His whereabouts are unclear.
    Justice Department officials had earlier frozen more than $63m (42.5m) in bank accounts controlled by Mr Shadman, a logistics and construction company owner, thought to be one of the first asset freezes of its kind involving an Afghan contractor.

    This case was filed on 23 December in a federal court in North Carolina.

    The complaint against Mr Shadman says Green received several payments of between $30,000 (20,000) and $50,000, at his request, while Kline received about $50,000.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-35196818



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    You can't bribe them if they're aren't for sale.

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    Why is it OK to bribe a politician but not a soldier? We will have true equality when an army private has the potential of earning the same salary as a Haliburton or Blackwater CEO.

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    How in the flea-flyin'-$#@! does a 21 y/o laborer get his hands on millions of dollars for the feds to confiscate in the first place?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    How in the flea-flyin'-$#@! does a 21 y/o laborer get his hands on millions of dollars for the feds to confiscate in the first place?
    Your cushy job does not pay as much? This is what happens when the government has too much cash to dole out. A very similar story, here in US - http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthr...ers-in-History

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    That's one hell of a job program
    "Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it; no constitution, no law, no court can even do much to help it."
    James Madison

    "It does not take a majority to prevail ... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men." - Samuel Adams



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    The us government bribes young men and women to kill people they don't know all the time via a paycheck funded by theft (taxes.)
    "One thing my years in Washington taught me is that most politicians are followers, not leaders. Therefore we should not waste time and resources trying to educate politicians. Politicians will not support individual liberty and limited government unless and until they are forced to do so by the people," says Ron Paul."



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    Quote Originally Posted by RJB View Post
    Why is it OK to bribe a politician but not a soldier? We will have true equality when an army private has the potential of earning the same salary as a Haliburton or Blackwater CEO.
    Wish somebody had lobbied me when I was in the service.



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