Government Contractor Pays Millions for Abu Ghraib Torture
Don't expect the feds themselves to cop to any guilt
It's been nearly a decade since private military contractors and U.S. soldiers worked together to torture Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib. Now, for the first time, one of the companies involved in the Abu Ghraib scandal has been forced to pay victims for the abuse.
The $5.28 million settlement — which was disclosed by the Securities and Exchange Commission in November but "which has gone essentially unnoticed" according to the Associated Press — involves 71 former inmates of Abu Ghraib and other U.S.-run prisons, and private security firm L-3 Services Inc., a subsidiary of Engility Holdings of Chantilly, Virginia.