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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:47 AM
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EXCLUSIVE: No Prosecution for State Dept Official Accused of Sexual Assault
Source: ABC News

The Department of Justice declined to prosecute a State Department employee who allegedly sexually assaulted a female Halliburton/KBR worker in Iraq, despite a recommendation from the State Department that he be charged, according to an internal document obtained by ABC News.

Ali Mokhtare, who is still employed by the State Department, was investigated in 2005 after a female Halliburton/KBR employee said he sexually assaulted her at the company-run camp in Basra, Iraq. Mokhtare was a diplomatic official in Basra who first came to Iraq as a Farsi translator interviewing detainees.

The U.S. Diplomatic Security Service investigated the allegations against Mokhtare and presented the case to the Justice Department for prosecution, but "the case was declined for prosecution" states the document.

Furthermore, investigators requested that the State Department suspend Mokhtare's security clearance, but according to a handwritten note at the bottom of the document, that request was denied.



Read more: http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/story?id=3998439&page=1



Watch a report on this story on ABC News' "20/20" tonight at 10 p.m. ET.

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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 11:53 AM
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1. At least he wasn't a Hoe mo sex you el . He must be a very loyal bushie.
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ladywnch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 12:09 PM
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2. junior already assured that no contractors or officials serving in Iraq can or will be prosecuted
for anything. Only soliders can be prosecuted. For all the rest it's like the lawless wild wild west .........only worse.
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 12:14 PM
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3. War on female subordinates
If the Diplomatic Security Service and figures it should be prosecuted there must have been more there than a he said/she said dispute.

Throw this in with female employees of Halliburton and female military personnel all being assaulted (gee, sounds so much nicer than RAPED, doesn't it) and one gets the feeling US females have been declared to be less than human with less than human rights.

How long before we have to have male chaperons in order to go outside the home?

All those women have friends and family. There will be justice eventually, one way or the other, whether the courts get involved or not. The boy's club in charge had best be facing the fact they need to clean up their ranks before things go bad for some of them.
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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 12:44 PM
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4. Boys will be boys. Nothing to see here. Move on.
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 01:19 PM
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5. What the HELL is going on over there?
I mean besides the hell we already know about.

:scared:
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nachoproblem Donating Member (327 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 03:27 PM
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6. A new corporate world order
with political power at a one-to-one exchange rate with money, and no constitutional rights for individuals. In other words, a cyberpunk novel in the offing.

That's what's going on.
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