US Contractor Extradition from Iraq

By John Lee.

A former contractor has been extradited from Iraq after six years on the run, making him the first person to be returned to the United States under the U.S.-Iraq extradition treaty of 1936.

Metin Atilan, 54, who has dual U.S. and Turkish citizenship, pleaded not guilty to fraud and conspiracy charges on Monday.

He is charged with conspiracy to engage in contract fraud, conspiracy to engage in wire fraud and wire fraud. If found guilty on all counts, he could be sentenced to 65 years in prison and fined more than $2 million.

(Source: Dispatch)

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