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Tag: Raymond Azar

Ex-New Orleans Resident and Lebanese Man Claim FBI in Afghanistan Treated Them Like Terrorists for White Collar Crime

The FBI has generally avoided charges of impropriety when it comes to arrests overseas in Afghanistan and Iraq. But this former New Orleans resident and a Lebanese man claim they were subjected to cold temperatures in holding areas and put in tight bindings and a hood while being transported for 18 hours –all for a white collar crime.

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By Mark Schleifstein
New Orleans Times-Picayune
Dinorah Cobos, a former New Orleans resident and Tulane business school graduate, is scheduled to appear before a federal judge in Alexandria, Va., on Tuesday to change her plea to charges she conspired to bribe federal officials to win construction contracts in Afghanistan worth millions of dollars.

The plea change comes just weeks after Cobos and co-defendant Raymond Azar, a Lebanese citizen, charged in federal court papers that they were treated like terrorists during their April 7 arrest in a cafeteria at Camp Eggers in Afghanistan by FBI agents, and during interrogations and transport to the United States.

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