Sunday, May 15, 2011

US Official Accepted Bribes from Afghans

The head of operations at the Bagram air base has admitted to receiving tens of thousands in bribes to award deals to contractors in Afghanistan.

In 2004, Noor Alam paid USD 27,000 to Army Major Christopher West, who is also an Illinois National Guard, to secure a contract worth more than USD one million for his Northern Reconstruction Organization Company, The Associated Press reported.

Alam admitted last week to bribery charges in a Chicago District Court.'


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