AR 15-6 Investigation re: Alleged Theft of Detainee's Money

Investigation into a complaint by an Iraqi detainee that the U.S. soldiers who detained him stole his money when it was confiscated, cut his clothes off of him and made him stand naked in the rain for twelve hours. Investigator finds all claims to be untrue. Memorandum includes sworn statements.

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Investigative File
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Thursday, June 10, 2004
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Sunday, May 15, 2005
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BATES PAGES 8279 — 8285

(Administrative Disciplinary Records Related to the
Death of MG Mowhoush)

HAVE BEEN WITHHELD PURSUANT TO FOIA
EXEMPTION b7(A)

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4 th Infantry Division
FT Carson, CO 80913

AFZC-FC Date: 10-Jun-04
MEMORANDUM FOR: Commander, 3BCT
SUBJECT: Informal 15-6 Investigation into Allegations of 1-8 IN BN Prisoner Abuse
1. This memo is intended to serve the Commander, 3BCT, as a summary of my findings of an
informal 15-6 investigation into allegations of prisoner abuse brought against 1-8 IN BN by 6-MIIIIININNommilan Iraqi National._
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6. On 9 JUN 04, I was tasked by t perform an informal 15-6 investigation into the aforementionee a ega ions. forwarded to me an e-mail string b 3 .f from the III Corps JAG ffice and the Chief of Staff,. 4 Das well as a written response to the allegations provided by These items are included as
Enclosure 1.

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I discussed the case with who, referred me to his a_ rrange interviews with persOnne inThiS command who had knowla vIAJ 3 r arrang0d1 e with an , both members of the 1:8 1N.S2 shop was very_ cooperative an ny aSsistance I needed during the investigation-. 6.2
4. I took sworn statements from the three individuals listed above. These are included as
Enclosures 2-4. The following is a synopsis of these sworn statements:

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a.
In January 2004, an Iraqi National named_ was brought to FOB Eagle by the ICDC for possessing a large amount of Iraqi Dinar. The ICDC had placed him under arrest.at a checkpoint on Hi hwa 1 and had confiscated his mor— L _c.-3i

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and_inprocessed Mr_sand placed b 3 4- c -1 approximately mi ionIraqi inar_ly 4,000 US Dollars in custody.

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interrogated Mr.IIIIIPkand discovered that he was a goat herder and b 3 ,c--Z, posed no threat to Coa

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d. After the interrogation,_ffered to release Mr. 4111111111111nd returned his
mone_y_to him._

e.
Mr. Wil.became angry and wanted to know where the rest of his money was stating to 23,000 US Dollars worth of Iraqi Dinar in his possession upon his arrest.

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told Mr._hat he gave him the entire amount of money that was b ) F G -2 a en rom irn upon inprocessing at FOB Eagle.

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g. Mr._Wed that 1111111111.the ICDC Commander must have taken his money upon his arrest and that he could notgo home without all his money for fear that he
• ed by his tribe._r“-allowed Mr._to stay at FOB Eagle in a detention cell on n _ y its 3 r& -7,
811-lee s a us for two weeks until Mr.1111111111myested to leave. Mr. _as free to leave at any time during this two-week period, &detected to stay at FOB Eagle. During his stay, he was fed, clothed, and provided water per 1-8 IN BN's detainee standard
o_• procedure and in _cordance with the tenets of the Geneva Convention.
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asked Mr. 0,ittalaim for the missing money rough the 1-8 IN S5, but Mr._tinLs-U-41--n h6--q
everever did.

i. At no time during inprocessing or during his voluntary stay was Mr.4111111.chastised, threatened with violent treatment, harmed physically, or forced to perform degrading acts.
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L 6-4 _dy on inprocessing and he was not forced to
Mr.111111111's clothes were not cut from hi stand naked in the rain_ Upon release, Mr. morwas not offered any other thing of value in place of the money that was confiscated from him by 1-8 IN personnel.
5. POC is the undersigned.
INVESTIGATING OFFICER

-Enclosure #1: E-mail and written respbrIsefroM Enclosure #2: Sworn statement of Enclosure #3: Sworn statement of . Enclosure #4: Sworn statement of
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DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
HEADQUARTERS, 3d ARMORED CAVALRY REGIMENT
RIFLES BASE, IRAQ 09320

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MEMORANDUM FOR Commander, 82d Airborne Division, Ar Ramadi, Iraq 09384 SUBJECT: Administrative Reprimand
1. I recommend filing the Administrative Reprimand pertaining
66th Military Intelligence Company, 3d Squadron, 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment, Rifles Base, Iraq 09320, in the:
X Withdrawal of reprimand. Local File for one year or until your reassignment to another general court-martial jurisdiction.
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Sent: Tuesday,_,-2004-6:49 PM
To Odierno, Raymond T MG--4ID CMD GRP
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Sir,
Attached is what I have on this matter. Unit denies all allegations other thandillibectually being detained for a
period of time.

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Subject:
Sir,
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Here is the updated response answering your initial questions on this matter,
_Original Message
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Tried to call you about this. I informed the CG, he's enroute to Europe right now. He wants you to send him a note on all you know or may know about this alleged incident. Thanks.
CHIEF STAFF
40,INTANTRy.PIVISION

_OriginafMessage .
From: _ -4ID OSJA
Sent: Fri , 2004:°2:47 PM
To: --4ID Chief of Staff (PKI); _1111M11011.-4ID SJA
Subject: FW: 4ID Detainee Abuse-FYI

Gentlemen: I send the msg below as a heads-up. We have already sent word to 1 ID to keep us in the loop regarding the CID investigation and provide any other information they have. More to follow.
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From: -4ID OSJA
Sent: FridaY, June 04, 20041:06 PM
To: 41.1.11.11111111.011111.-4ID OSJA
Subject: FW: 4ID Detainee Abuse

_Original. Message
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From:
Sent: FridaY, June 04, 20041 .0
To:
Cc:
Subject: 41D Detainee Abuse

Ma'am:
This was reported to us yesterday by 1 ID - an Iraqi national claims that a 4ID officer (last name
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and position listed below) abused him while he was detained by U.S. Forces and possibly stole money from him. 16-`{
On 12 January 2004,111MOMMIIIIIWas stopped at a check point and detained by ICDC soldiers for possessing a large sum of money. The 30,000,000 ID were worth approximately 26 000 USD. The ICDC soldiers immediately turned him over to US forces. The detainee sells domestic animals throughout his province so it is normal for him to carry large amounts of money after selling the animals. He claims he was taken to an American base near Baled where his clothes were cut off by American soldiers and he and other detainees were forced to stand in the
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rain naked for twelve hours. After ten days he was released and told to come back the next day
to claim his money. When he came back on 23 January he was offered 4000 USD or an
impounded BMW He refused both offers andli.111111111111 the 1-8 Infantry pejold him he
must accept one of the offers or would put him back in jail.Pdeclined and said he
wanted the 26000 USD he had when he was detained a d no less. Pput him back in
detention for another sixteen days. He said threatened him, told him not to file a
claim, and if he did he would cut his tongue. On 15 MayilliPP' filed a claim and this case is
being investigated by CID.
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The 1 ID Chief of Justice is cc'ed on this message. Based on the report, the case is under investigation by _x
CID. I worked with_at Fort Sam Houston (the JAG Corps is a small family) -- he's a great
officer who will keep you in the loop on this matter.
Thanks,

MN I and III Corps
DNVT
"The United Stites wins its case 'whenever
one of its citizens receives justice in its courts."
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In January 2004 the Al-Ishaki ICDC Company Commander, stopped
t the t4 northing ICDOtheckpoint on Highway 1 for possessing a
large sum of money._14/the ICDC soldiers reported that•vas

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moving this money for Fedayeen guerrillas. _
WNW was brought to the 1-8 IN TOC, inprocessed, had approximate) 4,000 USD (or
closer to 8 million dinar) inventoried by_

an__11.1111._
(all money seized or money on detainees was inventoried the times, all by se mate -,1, \.9
individuals for redundancy), and was detained for questioning. Additionall
ISM observed the box with the dinar, but personally did not count it since three No
others had already done so. the 1-8 Infantry S-2, questioned hat
night and determined that_a goat herder and didtat pose a threat to US
forces or Iraqi stability._i_tha_the ICDC Company
Commander, had taken his money and he wanted it ac . _i‘---5(

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id not have his clothes cut off him and no detainees at the TOC or any 1-8 IN company FOB were ever forced to snd naked in the rain for 12 hours. At no time, didalliallithreatenanlbr threaten to cut his tongue (though this tongue threat sounds amazingly familiar to an Arabic/Iraqi threat commonly posed to each other). In fact, while was at the 1-8 IN TOC, he was provided his own Shelter, blankets, water, and food daily ZC. -y
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After the initial 24 hours, J was deemed as no threat, but begged to 9.1dy with us
since he refused to return to his tribe with roughly 8 million dinar. 411.111111remained at
the 1-8 IN TOC in his separate cell in a non-detainee status for two weeks and then he

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asked to return to his family. He then left with the 8 million dinar, cab fare provided
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us, seemed very happy, and we never heard from him again. We askedliMpleumerous times during his stay if he wanted to file a claim for the extra money, but he refused._\ During this same time period, 1111111011111 questioned4111111111111.and the ICDC about the money and the incident. 41111.111IN and the ICDC vehemently nied having ever taken the money. AdditionallyAMMIne ation that accounted for all the money he claimed to have in his possession. _- -- ,U_ y
66-V Note: Though as the ICDC Company Commander for Al-Ishaki...he had been reprimanded twice before. First, for taking money (usually $300-500) from detainee families with the promise that he could get detainees related to the family _y released. We initially started receiving reports in October 2003 thatIMMerwas taking bribes and he was immediately reprimanded. Second, in November 2003 and again in January 2004, he was suspected of stealing money several different times from motorists that passed through the Ilihway 1 ICDC checkpoint at the 64 northing. From these accusations,_as reprimanded a second time in January 2004, relieved from his duties for a period of two weeks and then reinstated under probation.
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SWORN STATEMENT
For use of this form, see AR 190-45; the proponent agency is ODCSOPS
PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT
AUTHORITY:

Title 10 USC Section 361; Title 5 USC Section 2951; E.O. 9397 dated November 22, 1943
(SSN).

PRINCIPAL PURPOSE:
To provide cerriManders and law enforcement officials with means by which information may be accurately

ROUTINE USES:
Your social security number is 4sed.as an additional/alternate means of identification tii . fecilitate filing and retrieval.

DISCLOSURE:
Disclosure of your social security number is voluntary.
1. LOCATION 2. DATE (YYYYMMDD) 3. TIME 4. FILE NUMBER
HHC 1-8 IN, FT. CARSON, CO 80913
2004/05/06 1711
. ST NAME Fl S NA_MIDDLE NAME
6. SSN
7. GRADE/ TATUS
CTIVE
MEM
8. ORGANIZATION OR ADDRESS
HHC 1-8 IN, FT. CARSON, CO 80913
9.
1.1111111
.11111111L_, WANT TO MAKE THE FOLLOWING STATEMEllir (NCER OATH:
IN JANUARY 2004, /11.111111rnir
tWAS STOPPED AT ANJCPC CP (VIC THE 64 NORTHING ALONG HWY1). THE ICDC COM_ER_AD HIS SOLDIERS -DETATN_CLAIMING THAT HE WASRUNNING MONEY FOR FEDAYEEN SADDAM.
AS BROUGHT T THE IN TOC T BE INPROCESSED
INTO OUR TEMPORARY HOLDING FACILITY. MYSELF,
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(ALL FROM MY S-2
SHOP) INV,ENTORJED HIS "FEDAYEEN" MONEY WHICH. ONSISTED OF ROUGHLY 4,000 S ;'I PLACED THE
MONEY_S:2 SHOP FOR SAFE KEEPING._THE NCOIC SAW THE BOX OF MONEY, BUT DIDN'TCOUNT THE MONEY. THE MONEY WAS IN .A S_=LOW BOX, FILLED WITH 250 DINAR NOTES, AND USD.
THAT NIGHT I QUESTIONED_AND DETERMINED THAT HE WAS A GOAT HERDER WHO POSED NO
THREAT TO US FORCES. I RECOMMENDED TO THE COC IMMEDIATE RELEASE, WHICH WAS GRANTED, AND I
WENT OUT TO THE HOLDING FACILITY TO RELEASE_WITH OUR APOLOGIES, AND AN ADDITIONAL10-20 USD FOR A TAXI RIDE HOME. WHEN I PRESENTED'
ITH BOX OF MONEY, HE INVENTORIED
IT, AND GREW INCENCED, STATING. THAT 1111111.111111VOOK MY MONEY," AS HE CLAIMED THAT HE HAD
ORIGIONALLY HAD MORE THAN THE 4,000 USD THAT I INVENTORIED. I ASKED HIM FOR PROOF THAT HE
EVER HAD THE AMOUNT THAT HE CLAIMED; WHICH HE WAS UNABLE TO PRODUCE. HE THEN BEGGED ME
TO GIVE HIM THE REMAINING MONS ,,OF WHICH I REFUSED, AND TOLD HIM TO MAKE A CL M WITH.0 R
S-5 THE FOLLOWING TUESDAY AT THE CIT' COUNCIL BUILDING. I THEN ATTEMPTED, WITH

HELP, TO ESCORT THE MAN OIJT THE FRONT GATE, AT WHICH TIME HE FELL TO HIS .KNEES, AND`I3­
EGGED
ME TO STAY, STATING "IF I GO HOME WITHOUT ALL THE MONEY, MY TRIBE WILL KILL ME." OUT OF -dY COMPASSION, WE LET THE MAN STAY IN A NON-DETAIN STAT -' OUR HOLDING FACILITY FOR
ROUGHLY 2 WEEKS. AT_E )9F:119U HLY 2 WEEK.S ,_INFORMED ME THAT THE MAN WAS "-V
BEGGING TO TALK TO_ ." WHEN I SPOKE'W H'TH INDIVIDUAL, `KE INFORMED ME THAT
HE WAS READY TO GO AND HE WOULD`FACE HIS TRIBE. I TOOK HIS BOX OF MONEY, CONCEALED IT IN A
REPUBLICAN GUARD FIRST AID BAG, AND STRAPPED IT UNDER HIS ROBE, SO. HE WOULD NOT BE ROBBED ON
THE HIGHWAY AND GAVE HIM TAXI FARE. I, AGAIN, STRESSED TO THE MA/411tHAT HE SHOULD FILE A
CLAIM WITH OUR S-5 AS SOON AS POSSI14J.E. HE THANKED ME AS I LED HIM OUT THE GATE. AFTER HIS

RELEASE WE NEVER HEARD FROM HIM AG4IN.
DURING_
P2 WEEK STAY I QUESTIOft130.1mABOUT THE MONEY, WHICH HE DENIED EVER
TAKING, CLAIMING THAT HE PRODUCED ALL T MONEY CONFISCATED FROM THE MAN. THIS WAS
DOUBTFUL TO E AS I HAD TALKED TO AT LEAST 6 INDIVIDUALS COMPLAINING TO ME THAT THEY HAD

PAID_
AS MUCH AS 300-500 USD, TO HAVE HIM TALK TO ME TO GET DETAINEES RELEASED FROM
MY HOLDING FACILITY. THIS "BUSINESS" OF_HAS ALSO BEEN THE SUBJECT OF NUMEROUSTHT REPORTS ON THE MANarWHILU _HAD ROUTINELY CAME TO ME REQUESTING THE RELEASE
OF PRISONERS, I NEVER RELEASED A SINGLE ONE TO HIM. IT HAD IN FACT BEEN MONTHS PRIOR TO THIS
INCIDENT THAT_HAD EVEN BOTHERED ASKING ME FOR THE RELEASE OF DETAINEES. IT IS MY
BELIEF THAT COUNTLESS 0 HERS REALIZED THE FRUITLESSNESS OF_FFORTS, AND HIS STEADY
INCOME OF DETAINEE MONEY HAD DRIED UP, AND SO HE RESORTED T1:I HIGHWAY EXTORTION AT THE CP

HE STEWARDED. ADDITIONALLY,_AD BEEN REPRIMANDED SEVERAL, TIMES UNDER THE
SUSPICION OF STEALING MONEY FROM PASSING MOTORISTS ALONG THE HIGHWAY.
Q: DID YOU THREATEN WITH VIOLENT TREATMENT, HARM HIM PHYSICALLY, OR FORCE HIM TOPERFORM DEGRADING ACTS?
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A: NEVER
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USE THIS PAGE IF NEEDED. IF THIS PAGE IS NOT NEEDED, PLEASE PROCEED TO FINAL PAGE OF THIS FORM.
HHC, 1-S IN DATED 2004/06/09
STATEMENT OF TAKEN AT
9. STATEMENT (Continued)
Q: DID YOU OFFER 11111111111.AN IMPOUNDED BMW AS A CHOICE OVER HIS MONEY?
A: NO.
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Q: WERE_'S CLOTHES CUT OFF OF HIS BODY UPON INPROCESSING AT FOB EAGLE AND WAS HE FORCED STAND NAKED IN THE RAIN FOR 12 HOURS?
A: NO.
Q: DO YOU WISH TO ADD ANYTHING ELSE?
A: NO.
_NOTHING FOLLOWS
INITIALS OF PERSON MAKING STATE
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STATEMENT OF • TAKEN AT 1 -8 IN DATED 2004/06/09
9. STATEMENT (Continued)
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AFFIDAVIT
I, -111111.114 . , HAVE READ OR HAVE HAD READ TO ME THIS STATEMENT-
WHICH OE y. ..•-:. . '.AGE1,-''ANOIND-...-ONIOAGE 2 .. . . 1 FULLY UNDERSTAND THE CONTENTS OF THE ENTIRE STATEMENT MADE
-:13y W:; •TWSTATEMENTIS:.-TRUE..1:-.HAVE:INITIALED.A1.1 CORRECTIONS AND HAVE NITI4p:THF-._BpTTom. OF EACH PAGE
' CONTAINING THE STATEMENT. -. - BENEFIT 614..REWARD, WITHOUT

I HAVE MADE THIS. STATEMENT FREELY WITHOUT HOPE.OFB
..._,. _..._..:..•... _.,..-._.._.___-_.
THREAT OFPUNISHMENT,.AND WITHOUT COERCION, UNLAWFUL INFLUENCE, OR;;LINL"

ng fa e ent)
Wfti Subscribed and sworn to before me, a person authorized by law to administer, oaths, this 09 day of _JUNE _2004 at_
rl fft I — 8 I ,A)P./YPVS/),-co RD 7 (3
ORGANIZATION OR ADDRESS OheitIroOlPeratinAdministeringath)
oine ofNiiiiii'Administering Oath) OR ADDRESS (Authority To Administer Oaths) INITIALS OF PERSON MAKING STATEMENT:::-., PAGE 3 OF 3 PAGES
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STATEMENT OF DATED 2004106/1
9. STATEMENT (Continued)
AFFIDAVIT
HAVE READ OR HAVE HAD READ TO ME THIS STATEMENT WHICH BEGINS`ON PAGE 1, AND ENDS ON PAGE 2 . I FULLY UNDERSTAND THE CONTENTS OF THE ENTIRE STATEMENT MADE BY ME: THE STATEMENT'IS TRUE. I HAVE INITIALED ALL CORRECTIONS AND HAVE INITIALED THE BOTTOM
. OF EACH PAGE CONTAINING THE STATEMENT. I HAVE MADE THIS STATEMENT FREELY WITHOUT HOPE OF BENEFIT OR REWARD, WITHOUT THREAT OF PUNISHMENT, AND WITHOUT COERCION, UNLAWFUL INFLUENCE, OR,UNLAWF NDUCE NT. 3 °;1'
ignatitre of Person Making St
Subscribed and sworn to before me, a person authorized by law to
WITNESSES:
administer oaths, this 10 day. of JUN 2004

OWN;_-CO 800
(Signature of PerSoil AdniihiStering Oathl
ORGANIZATION OR ADDRESS
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SWORN STATEMENT
For use of this form, see AR 190-45; the proponent agency is ODCSOPS
PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT
AUTHORITY:_Title 10 USC Section 301; Title 5 USC Section 2951; E.O. 9397 dated November 22, 1943 (SSW.
PRINCIPAL PURPOSE:_To provide commanders and law enforcement officials with means by which information may be accurately
ROUTINE USES:_Your social security number is used as an additional/alternate means of identification to facilitate filing and retrieval.
DISCLOSURE:_Disclosure of your social security number is voluntary.
1. LOCATION 2. DATE (YYYYM/0 3. TIME 4. FILE NUMBER Ft. Carson, CO 2004/06/10 13
5. _LAST NAM_AME, MIDDLE NAME_ s 6. SSN 7. GRADE/TM
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1.111.
8. ORGANIZATION OR ADDRESS
HHC, 1-8 IN BN, Ft. Carson, CO

, WANT TO MAKE THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT UNDER OATH:
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Sometime in January while occupying F013 Paliwoda near Balad Iraq, a prisoner named• was brought to the
FOB by the Iraqi Civil Defense Corps (ICDC). The ICDC claimed that _tad been running money for anti-coalition forces. The ICDC also brought mo e that the _s 4 yips confiscated from eINIC qounted the money which was approximately $4000 worth of new Iraqi Dinar. _ ffeslioned the detainee and detenniried that he was a simple goat farmgreA9 was taking money to a: market._was o_at he was to be released and his money returned to him. When dlINIPas given the_V money, he insisted that he had more money and refused to leave until it was given to him. He stated that he would be killed by the people who he owed the money tto. We allowed him to stay in the Eagle Jail for approximately two weeks until allib finally decided to leave. We gave him all the money that had been given to us by the ICDC. I did not witness, and I have no reason to beleive that the detainee was ever mistreated or threatened while in the custody of US forces._gz__,_,
Q: WAS_HELD AGAINST HIS WILL FOR THE TWO WEEKS AFTER HIS DETENTION OR DID HE STAY AT FOB EAGLE. ELECTIVELY?
A: HE ELECTED TO STAY AT THE DETENTION FACILITY DESPITE BEING ALLOWED TO LEAVE. 4- ...-
Q: DID YOU THREATEN_WITH VIOLENT TREATMENT, HARM HIM PHYSICALLY, OR FORCE HIM TO PERFORM DEGRADING ACTS?
A: NO
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Q: DID YOU OFFER 4.11111FAN IMPOUNDED BMW AS A CHOICE OVER HIS MONEY?
A: NO_/
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Q: WERE_S CLOTHES CUT OFF HIS BODY UPON INPROCESSING AT FOB EAGLE AND WAS HE FORCED TO STAND NAKE IN THE RAIN FOR 12 HOURS?
A: NO
Q: DO YOU WISH TO ADD ANYTHING FURTHER?
A: NO
_ NOTHING FOLLOWS._
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SWORN STATEMENT
For use of this form, see AR 190-45; the proponent agency is ODCSOPS
PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT
Title 10 USC Section 301; Title 5 USC Section 2951; E.O. 9397 dated November 22, 1943 (SSN).
AUTHORITY:_
PRINCIPAL PURPOSE:_To provide commanders and law enforcement officials with means by which information may be accurately
ROUTINE USES:_Your social security number is used as an additional/alternate means of identification to facilitate filing and retrieval.
DISCLOSURE:_Disclosure of your social security number is voluntary.
4. FILE NUMBER
1. LOCATION 2. DATE (YYYYMMD 3. TIME MI
1-8 INF BN HQ, BLDG 2060, FT CARSON, CO 2004/06/10_ 131
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IDDLE NAME 6. SSN 7. GRADE/STATUS
lallial IMP
8. ORGANIZATION OR ADDRESS
1-8 INF BN S-2, FORT CARSON, CO 80913
9.
I, IMIIIIIIIII_31'
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WANT TO MAKE THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT UNDER OATH:
ICDC BROUGHT, 1111111111111/11.11111.111111111, TO THE 1-8 INF BN TOC (LOCATED IN BALAD), WITH A LARGE
AMOUNT OF MONEY IN HIS PROCESSION. 401.11111111 DID NOT HAVE ANY PAPERWORK
INDICATING THE REASON FOR HAVING OR WHERE SAID MONEY WAS FROM. AFTER
WAS SEARCHED FOR ANY POTENTIAL WEAPON(S) IN THE EVENT HE WAS NOT SEARCtitr",="71"1"

WEAPONS, _ WAS ASSIGNED A NUMBER AND LOGGED IN THE TRACKING LOG FOR
POSSIBLE BE1 A MONEY RUNNER

FOR A TERRORIST ORGANIZATION. HE WAS ISSUED A MRE AND BOTTLE OF WATER IN ACCORDANCE WITH
THE__.

BN DETAINEE SOP. WITHIN 1 HOUR OF AR I G I COUNTED THE BOX OF MONEY THAT WAS HANDLED

-7,-.
OVER _
WHEN HE WAS TURNED OVER TO 1-8 INF. I DO NOT RECALL THE AMOUNT OF MONEY IN
THE BOX, BUT BELIEVE IT WAS AROUND 7-8 LLION I_INAR. THE DINAR AND ANY OTHER PERSONAL

---PROPERTY---WAS LOGGED ON_PROPERTY PAPERWORK TO BE FORWARDED WITH HIM TO_GHER WITHIN .6,110 RS OF_ RING BOUGHT TO 1-8 INF DETAINATION FACULITY, ATTENDED H_NITIAL QUESTIONING OF AT WHICH TIM_CLAIMED TO
BFqi_ATHER1DER FROM MOSUL. AFTER A FEW MORE QUESTIONS AND REVIEWING HIS IDENTIFICA.,
CA-RD IT WAS D TERMINED THAT HE WAS BEING TRUTHFUL AND WAS NO THREAT TO U.S. FORCES.

TH_-2 A D MY 46-HE BOX OF MONEY BACK AND RELEASE_)
SELF TRIED TO GIVE1111111111111111111111111.111111r
.
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HIM._ i° b-Y THE MONEY BACK, STATING A NUMBER OF TIMES THAT THE
11¦116111111.1REFUSED TO ACCEPT
DC
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HAD TAKEN AN UNCERTAIN AMOUNT OF THE MONEY HE HAD. AT THE TIME NOR CURRENTLY DOES
ANYBODY KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM OR HIS MONEY

BiEFORE HE WAS BROUGHT TO THE 1-8 INF DET
FAC. HE ALSO

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WHHOU;4=T OF MONEY HE CLAIMED TO HAVE HE_,----'
STATED THAT IF HE RETURNED TO MOSULems6.
WOULD BE KILLED. A NUMBER OF TIMES

WAS OFFERED THE CHANCE TO MAlci-r-A
CLAIM FOR HIS MONEY AND HE TURNED THE CHANCE DOWN REPEATEDLY. 411/MMIXIMIROBWAVAS

GIVEN HIS OWN DETENTION CELL AND GIVEN SHELTER AND BLANKETS IN ACCORDANCE TO THE BN SOP
THE MORNIN AND AFTERNOON WHEN HE WAS GIVEN A MRE

FOR TREATMENT OF DETAINEES. BOTH IN
10 6-7
AND BOTTLE OF WATER, -IAT HE WAS NOT A DETAINEE AND WAS _E TO GO AT
osiMINENIMNswAS TOLDilit_ims
ANYTIME. AFTER TWO (2) WEEKS, SKED TO SPEAK TO_(1-8 S2). r LT
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BEFORE WE STATED QUESTIONING ANY DETAINEES THAT MIGHT HAVE CAME I_G_
HE WOULD TAKE THE BOX OF MONEY AND RETURN HOME TO
410URS73111111.111111.111111.1111111111STATED THAT
WAS RETURNED AND HEHIS FAMIL_THE MONEY AND PERSONAL PROPERTY OF_ TO MOSUL. DURI G_ STAY AT 1-8 INFWAS GIVEN TAXI FAIR TO RETURN HOME STATUS, HE WAS KE_IN A DETENTION CELL
EAGLE JAIL, AT ALL TIMES HE WAS AFFORDED NON-DETAINEE
FOR THE SAFETY OF THE PERSONNEL WORKING

THE EAGLE JAIL. AT NO TIME WAS HE EVER FORCED TO WITH ANY HARM. A NUMBER OF TIMES HE PRAISED
STAND IN THE RAIN, OR WAS HE EVER THREATENED
ALAH, FOR THE U.S. MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN IRAQ.

Q: DID YOU PHYSICALLY HARMAIIIIMPOR FORCE HIM TO PERFORM DEGRADING ACTS?
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9. STATEMENT (Continued)
A: NO
Q: OTHER THAN_ ORIallialtIS THERE ANYONE ELSE WITH SIGNIFICANT KNOWLEDGE OF S E Nr?
A: NOT THAT I KNOW OF.
Q: DO YOU WISH TO ADD ANYTHING FURTHER?
A: I BELIEVE THIS IS ENTIRELY FOR FREE MONEY, AFTER THE PRISON ABUSE SOUTH OF BAGHDAD, AND IT BEING PUBICLY SAID THAT THE U.S. WOULD PAY MONEY TO COMPENSATE ANY DETAINEE MISTREATMENT.
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