AZ Corporation

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AZ Corporation is a construction firm in Afghanistan.[1][2] AZ Corporation received construction and transport contracts with NATO and the United States Department of Defense.

On August 25, 2008, two men described as the owners of AZ Corporation, Assad John Ramin and Tahir Ramin, joint citizens of Afghanistan and the United States were tricked into traveling to the United States with five other Afghan men connected with construction contracts at the Bagram Air Base.[3][4][5][6] The men were detained on charges they had bribed GIs to secure contracts at the base.

Publicly filed figures state AZ Corporation received its first contracts with the DoD, worth $14,566,865, in 2007 and 2008.[2] The GIs the Ramins are accused of bribing served in Afghanistan in 2004 and 2005.[3][4][5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Defense Contract Totals in 2008". governmentcontractswon. 2008. Archived from the original on 2009-10-18. 
  2. ^ a b Nick Allen (2008-03-20). "Afghan truckers brave Taliban fire to supply NATO". Thaindian. Archived from the original on 2009-10-18. 
  3. ^ a b Chuck Goudie (2009-06-19). "2 Chicago military officials plead guilty here, including a soldier named Patton". Archived from the original on 2009-10-18. 
  4. ^ a b Carrie Johnston (2009-10-10). "Afghan Men Tricked Into U.S. Trip, Detained: Possible Witnesses Have Been Forced To Stay Since 2008". Washington Post. Archived from the original on 2009-10-18. 
  5. ^ a b Caryn Rousseau (2008-08-27). "2 US military men indicted on bribery charges". Fox News. Archived from the original on 2009-10-18. 
  6. ^ a b "Five Individuals Arrested, Two Contracting Companies Charged in Bribery Conspiracy Related to Department of Defense Contracts in Afghanistan". United States Department of Justice. 2008-08-28. Archived from the original on 2009-10-18.