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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Human Trafficking in Bosnia-Herzegovina (Kathryn Bolkovac)

According to media reports, DynCorp International hired Kathryn Bolkovac as part of a UN-administered police task force to train local police officers in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Bolkovac, who was investigating human trafficking and forced prostitution, sent an e-mail to supervisors and UN officials alleging UN staff and DynCorp co-workers were participating in sex trafficking. She sued DynCorp in a British employment tribunal, claiming she had been unfairly dismissed. The tribunal ruled in her favor and awarded her $173,000. Within hours, DynCorp settled a case with another former employee, Ben Johnston, who alleged DynCorp employees were involved in sex trafficking and other illegal acts (see DynCorp instance “Human Trafficking in Bosnia-Herzegovina (Ben Johnston)”). DynCorp eventually dismissed several employees in Bosnia for “unacceptable behavior.”

Misconduct Type
Labor
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
None
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Judgment Against Defendant
Date of Judgment
11/26/2002
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
DynCorp International Inc. $173,000
Further Information Released
DOD IG Report 7/20/2007
Letter From Deputy Sec. of State R. Armitage 7/20/2007
State Department Memo 7/20/2007
Tribunal Decision 7/20/2007
Dallas Morning News Article 7/18/2007

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database