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WASHINGTON (AFP) – A Nepalese man and relatives of 12 of his slain comrades filed a lawsuit in federal court against the construction and services giant KBR on charges of human trafficking, for allegedly tricking the men into working in Iraq.

The men, between the ages of 18 and 27, "were recruited in Nepal to work as kitchen staff in hotels and restaurants in Amman, Jordan," read a statement from Cohen, Milstein, Hausfeld & Toll, one of the law firms handling the case.

However once they arrived in Jordan "they were not provided the expected employment." Their passports were seized, and they were told they were being sent to Iraq "to provide menial labor" at the Al-Asad Air Base, the statement read.

Twelve of the men were packed into a car and driven to Iraq, but on the road were stopped by insurgents with the Ansar al-Sunna Army, taken hostage and executed. The executions were posted on the Internet.

The 13th man, Buddi Prasad Gurung, was not kidnapped and arrived at the US military site in August 2004, where he worked in a KBR warehouse. "For 15 months, Mr. Gurung was held in Iraq against his will, before KBR and Daoud allowed him to return home to Nepal," the statement read.

The plaintiffs "allege that the illicit trafficking scheme -- from their recruitment in Nepal to their eventual employment in Iraq -- was engineering by KBR and its subcontractor," identified as Daoud & Partners, read the statement.

KBR, formerly known as Kellogg Brown & Root -- a former subsidiary of the Halliburton energy firm which was once led by Vice President ####### Cheney, was at the time the largest contractor servicing the US military in Iraq.

Heather Browne, a spokeswoman for the Houston, Texas-based KBR, told AFP that her company had not yet seen the lawsuit "so it is premature for us to comment at this time."

She did say that her company "in no way condones or tolerates unethical or illegal behavior."

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http://news.yahoo.com/story//ap/20080828/a...ficking_lawsuit

WASHINGTON (AFP) – A Nepalese man and relatives of 12 of his slain comrades filed a lawsuit in federal court against the construction and services giant KBR on charges of human trafficking, for allegedly tricking the men into working in Iraq.

The men, between the ages of 18 and 27, "were recruited in Nepal to work as kitchen staff in hotels and restaurants in Amman, Jordan," read a statement from Cohen, Milstein, Hausfeld & Toll, one of the law firms handling the case.

However once they arrived in Jordan "they were not provided the expected employment." Their passports were seized, and they were told they were being sent to Iraq "to provide menial labor" at the Al-Asad Air Base, the statement read.

Twelve of the men were packed into a car and driven to Iraq, but on the road were stopped by insurgents with the Ansar al-Sunna Army, taken hostage and executed. The executions were posted on the Internet.

The 13th man, Buddi Prasad Gurung, was not kidnapped and arrived at the US military site in August 2004, where he worked in a KBR warehouse. "For 15 months, Mr. Gurung was held in Iraq against his will, before KBR and Daoud allowed him to return home to Nepal," the statement read.

The plaintiffs "allege that the illicit trafficking scheme -- from their recruitment in Nepal to their eventual employment in Iraq -- was engineering by KBR and its subcontractor," identified as Daoud & Partners, read the statement.

KBR, formerly known as Kellogg Brown & Root -- a former subsidiary of the Halliburton energy firm which was once led by Vice President ####### Cheney, was at the time the largest contractor servicing the US military in Iraq.

Heather Browne, a spokeswoman for the Houston, Texas-based KBR, told AFP that her company had not yet seen the lawsuit "so it is premature for us to comment at this time."

She did say that her company "in no way condones or tolerates unethical or illegal behavior."

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I know.

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May 7,2007-USCIS received I-129f
July 24,2007-NOA1 was received
April 21,2008-K-1 visa denied.
June 3,2008-waiver filed at US Consalate in Panama
The interview went well,they told him it will take another 6 months for them to adjudicate the waiver
March 3,2009-US Consulate claims they have no record of our December visit,nor Manuel's interview
March 27,2009-Manuel returned to the consulate for another interrogation(because they forgot about December's interview),and they were really rude !
April 3,2009-US Counsalate asks for more court documents that no longer exist !
June 1,2009-Manuel and I go back to the US consalate AGAIN to give them a letter from the court in Colon along with documents I already gave them last year.I was surprised to see they had two thick files for his case !


June 15,2010-They called Manuel in to take his fingerprints again,still no decision on his case!
June 22,2010-WAIVER APPROVED at 5:00pm
July 19,2010-VISA IN MANUELITO'S HAND at 3:15pm!
July 25,2010-Manuelito arrives at 9:35pm at Logan Intn'l Airport,Boston,MA
August 5,2010-FINALLY MARRIED!!!!!!!!!!!!
August 23,2010-Filed for AOS at the International Institute of RI $1400!
December 23,2010-Work authorization received.
January 12,2011-RFE

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WASHINGTON (AFP) – A Nepalese man and relatives of 12 of his slain comrades filed a lawsuit in federal court against the construction and services giant KBR on charges of human trafficking, for allegedly tricking the men into working in Iraq.

The men, between the ages of 18 and 27, "were recruited in Nepal to work as kitchen staff in hotels and restaurants in Amman, Jordan," read a statement from Cohen, Milstein, Hausfeld & Toll, one of the law firms handling the case.

However once they arrived in Jordan "they were not provided the expected employment." Their passports were seized, and they were told they were being sent to Iraq "to provide menial labor" at the Al-Asad Air Base, the statement read.

Twelve of the men were packed into a car and driven to Iraq, but on the road were stopped by insurgents with the Ansar al-Sunna Army, taken hostage and executed. The executions were posted on the Internet.

The 13th man, Buddi Prasad Gurung, was not kidnapped and arrived at the US military site in August 2004, where he worked in a KBR warehouse. "For 15 months, Mr. Gurung was held in Iraq against his will, before KBR and Daoud allowed him to return home to Nepal," the statement read.

The plaintiffs "allege that the illicit trafficking scheme -- from their recruitment in Nepal to their eventual employment in Iraq -- was engineering by KBR and its subcontractor," identified as Daoud & Partners, read the statement.

KBR, formerly known as Kellogg Brown & Root -- a former subsidiary of the Halliburton energy firm which was once led by Vice President ####### Cheney, was at the time the largest contractor servicing the US military in Iraq.

Heather Browne, a spokeswoman for the Houston, Texas-based KBR, told AFP that her company had not yet seen the lawsuit "so it is premature for us to comment at this time."

She did say that her company "in no way condones or tolerates unethical or illegal behavior."

:angry:

I know.

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Oops, sorry, didn't see it posted before... :blush:

Edited by Pattu Rani


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I've read this happens in Colombia all the time where women are hired by employment companies to work as nannies or in the hotel industry in Spain and Japan, but as soon as they land they take away their passports and force them into prostitution.

Diana


CR-1

02/05/07 - I-130 sent to NSC

05/03/07 - NOA2

05/10/07 - NVC receives petition, case # assigned

08/08/07 - Case Complete

09/27/07 - Interview, visa granted

10/02/07 - POE

11/16/07 - Received green card and Welcome to America letter in the mail

Removing Conditions

07/06/09 - I-751 sent to CSC

08/14/09 - Biometrics

09/27/09 - Approved

10/01/09 - Received 10 year green card

U.S. Citizenship

03/30/11 - N-400 sent via Priority Mail w/ delivery confirmation

05/12/11 - Biometrics

07/20/11 - Interview - passed

07/20/11 - Oath ceremony - same day as interview

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I've read this happens in Colombia all the time where women are hired by employment companies to work as nannies or in the hotel industry in Spain and Japan, but as soon as they land they take away their passports and force them into prostitution.

Diana

That happens in Panama also.The companies lure them into nanny,maid and,hairsytlist jobs and then take them sraight to the brothels.That's so messed up.


May 7,2007-USCIS received I-129f
July 24,2007-NOA1 was received
April 21,2008-K-1 visa denied.
June 3,2008-waiver filed at US Consalate in Panama
The interview went well,they told him it will take another 6 months for them to adjudicate the waiver
March 3,2009-US Consulate claims they have no record of our December visit,nor Manuel's interview
March 27,2009-Manuel returned to the consulate for another interrogation(because they forgot about December's interview),and they were really rude !
April 3,2009-US Counsalate asks for more court documents that no longer exist !
June 1,2009-Manuel and I go back to the US consalate AGAIN to give them a letter from the court in Colon along with documents I already gave them last year.I was surprised to see they had two thick files for his case !


June 15,2010-They called Manuel in to take his fingerprints again,still no decision on his case!
June 22,2010-WAIVER APPROVED at 5:00pm
July 19,2010-VISA IN MANUELITO'S HAND at 3:15pm!
July 25,2010-Manuelito arrives at 9:35pm at Logan Intn'l Airport,Boston,MA
August 5,2010-FINALLY MARRIED!!!!!!!!!!!!
August 23,2010-Filed for AOS at the International Institute of RI $1400!
December 23,2010-Work authorization received.
January 12,2011-RFE

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***Nagaraju & Eileen***
K1 (Fiance Visa)
Oct 18, 2006: NOA1
Feb 8, 2007: NOA2
April 13, 2007: INTERVIEW in Chennai -Approved
May 25, 2007: USA Arrival! EAD at JFK
June 15, 2007: Married
AOS (Adjustment of Status)
June 21, 2007: AOS/EAD Submitted
Sept 18, 2007: AOS Interview - APPROVED!!
ROC (Removing of Conditions)
June 23, 2009: Sent in I-751 packet
Sept 11, 2009: APPROVED!!
Sept 18, 2009: Received 10-year Green Card!

Naturalization
July 15, 2010: Sent N-400 packet
July 23, 2010: NOA Notice date
Oct 15, 2010: Citizenship Interview - Passed!
Nov 15, 2010: Oath Ceremony in Fresno, CA
Nov 24, 2010: Did SSN and Applied for Passport
Dec 6, 2010: Passport Arrives
Dec 7, 2010: Sent for Indian Passport Surrender Certificate
Dec 27, 2010: Surrender Certificate Arrives
Jan 3, 2011: Sent for Overseas Citizenship of India Card
March 1, 2011: Received OCI card!

Divorce

Feb 2015:​ Found out he was cheating (prostitutes / escorts)

​May 2015: Divorce Final

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