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DynCorp International Inc.
Human Trafficking in Bosnia-Herzegovina (Ben Johnston)
Date: 11/26/2002 (Date of Settlement)
Misconduct Type: Labor
Enforcement Agency: Non-Governmental
Contracting Party: None
Court Type: Civil
Synopsis: According to media reports, Ben Johnston worked as an aircraft mechanic for DynCorp in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Johnston filed a RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) suit in Texas court alleging DynCorp employees and supervisors had been engaging in various illegal activities, including sex trafficking, and that he had been fired for reporting these activities. Just hours after another former DynCorp employee, Kathryn Bolkovac, prevailed in an employment suit (see DynCorp instance "Human Trafficking in Bosnia-Herzegovina (Kathryn Bolkovac)"), the company settled Johnston’s case out of court.