Auditor: Afghan workers getting stiffed out of US aid contract money

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SIGAR says its hotline received 753 complaints from 2009 to October 2012, of which 183 were related to contractor and subcontractor non-payment issues. The auditor opened 52 investigations as a result, representing $69 million in claims.

“While a subcontractor may always face the risk of nonpayment by its prime contractor,” Sopko said, “Afghan subcontractors may be particularly at risk due to a lack of adequate legal protections and limitations placed on the U.S. government’s ability to intervene on their behalf.”


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