By John Lee.
The Washington Post reports that a former DynCorp International employee has admitted to helped cheat the US State Department out of millions of dollars in Iraq.
Jose Rivera, aged 57, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud, acknowledging that he helped convince his employers to rent a camp at Baghdad International Airport at a grossly inflated price, as part of a training program for Iraqi police.
The State Department ultimately paid $5,320,000 in rent for the property from September 2011 to April 2014.
He agreed to cooperate against the other defendants in the scheme, and will be sentenced no 6th October.
(Source: The Washington Post)