Iraqi Interpreters Say U.S. Contractor Owes Thousands

Iraqi citizens who risked their lives working as translators alongside U.S. troops say the Pentagon contractor who employed them left Iraq without providing the paperwork they need to collect their payment, NBC News reported. The contractor, Global Linguist Solutions, received a $4.6 billion contract from the Department of Defense in 2007 to supply translators to American forces. But GLS left Iraq before interpreters received the paperwork necessary to collect thousands of dollars in social security rebates they are owed, the interpreters told NBC News. "I am really frustrated because I put my life in danger and fought side by side with U.S. troops against insurgents and GLS did not appreciate this," one interpreter named Ra'ad said.

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