I hope this family gets millions and puts these clueless, heartless bastards out of business.
"Family of slain US soldier sues Canadian military contractor for 2011 shooting in Afghanistan' Washington Post, July 10, 2011
LOS ANGELES — The family of a California soldier killed in Afghanistan sued a military contractor for rehiring an Afghan national as a security guard after he allegedly threatened to attack U.S. troops and eventually killed two service members and wounded four others.U.S. military officials later said Tundra records showed Ahmed wasn’t deemed a threat because the allegations against him were unsubstantiated.
Security companies that hire Afghans are required to vet an applicant by checking their identities, work history and other personal information, as well as conducting checks with police and taking fingerprints and iris scans. Contractors also have to report individuals who turn out to be security risks.
After the shooting, U.S. military officials beefed up the process by doing random checks of private security companies, but they have warned the added safeguards won’t eliminate the problem.
A phone message left Tuesday for Tundra was not immediately returned. The company is based in Ontario, Canada.
The shooting was a factor in improved screening of Afghan nationals hired to provide security for U.S. and coalition forces. Among those killed was medic Rudy Acosta, 19, of Santa Clarita, Calif., whose family is named as a plaintiffs in the lawsuit along with three survivors.
The lawsuit said Tundra was hired in November 2009 by the U.S. government to screen and monitor private security guards at nine military installations but did not adhere to basic duties in dealing with Ahmed, who was first hired by the company in May 2010.
He was fired two months later after being accused of threatening to kill U.S. and coalition troops, according to the lawsuit. The firm rehired Ahmed in early 2011, despite concerns by a Tundra manager, the suit states.
It also alleges the shooting was avoidable, and Tundra management did not record Ahmed’s threats or flag that he was a potential danger to re-hire.