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DOJ Questioned About '05 Iraq Rape Case
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Source: Associated Press

DOJ Questioned About '05 Iraq Rape Case
By JOHN PORRETTO 6 hours ago

HOUSTON (AP) The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee asked the Justice Department on Tuesday to give a full account of its investigation into the alleged rape of a female contract worker in Iraq two years ago.

Jamie Leigh Jones, a former Conroe resident, filed a federal lawsuit in May against Halliburton Co., its former subsidiary, KBR Inc., and others claiming she was raped by co-workers while working for a Halliburton subsidiary at Camp Hope, Baghdad, in 2005. The Associated Press usually does not identify people who say they have been sexually assaulted, but Jones' face and name have been broadcast by ABC News and appear on her own Web site.

In a letter dated Tuesday, Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., asked Attorney General Michael Mukasey if his office had investigated Jones' claims and whether the Justice Department has jurisdiction to prosecute under military provisions of the USA Patriot Act.

Conyers also seeks clarification on a statement from KBR, the military contractor that split from Halliburton in April, that says it had initiated investigations into the alleged assault but later halted the probe.

Read more: http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5ilYz6v1yfgxCsfcPZ84q...


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