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[casi] Re: DynCorp



I'm no expert but from what I've read the main links come from it's setup, recruitment and 
association with Enron.

Most of it's top emloyees are recruited from the Pentagon, State Department and CIA. It was set up 
by Truman shortly after WW2 to provide jobs for veterans and has had integeral links with 
government ever since. According to the company itself 98% of it's business comes from the US 
government and it's widely reported that DynCorp uses "administration insiders".

Enron's Herbert S Winokur member of the Council on Foreign Relations, as well as a director of 
DynCorp since 1988, according to a May 9, 2001 Proxy Statement. Winokur was the also Chairman of 
the Board of DynCorp from 1988 to 1997. Winokur was also a director of Harvard Management Company 
and a member of Harvard Corporation. Enron was lead investor in DynCorp.

Dudley Mecum, DynCorp Director since 1988, who just happened to also be the managing director of 
Winokur's Capricorn Holdings Inc., as well as CitiGroup, the New York banking conglomerate. 
DynCorp's auditor of record was Enron's Arthur Andersen.

Dyncorp's clients include the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Department of Defense, Department of 
State, Department of Justice, Internal Revenue Service, Securities and Exchange Commission, FBI, 
CIA, and HUD.

A group of Ecuadoran peasants filed a class action against the company in September 2001. The suit 
alleges that herbicides spread by DynCorp in Colombia were drifting across the border, withering 
legitimate crops, causing human and livestock illness, and, in several cases, killing children. 
Assistant Secretary of State Rand Beers intervened in the case right away telling the judge the 
lawsuit posed "a grave risk to US national security and foreign policy objectives."

Theories are rife across Latin America that DynCorp has always functioned as a cut-out for Pentagon 
and CIA covert operations. It trains "police forces" in some of the US's most brutal client states, 
including El Salvador, Panama, Haiti and Bosnia.

Kathryn Bolkovac, a U.N. International Police Force monitor filed a lawsuit in Britain in 2001 
against DynCorp for firing her after she reported that Dyncorp police trainers in Bosnia were 
paying for prostitutes and participating in sex trafficking. Many of the Dyncorp employees were 
forced to resign under suspicion of illegal activity. But none were prosecuted, since they enjoy 
immunity from prosecution in Bosnia. DynCorp was ordered to pay 110,000 by an employment tribunal.

DynCorp Merged with Computer Sciences Corporation Dec 2002.DynCorp has a UK subsiduary DynCorp 
Aerospace Operations (UK)

-RT

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