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US contractor running a weapons factory in Northern Iraq is arrested on federal charges

Pakki Khabar | 19/02/2022 03:07 PM | Click to read full article

A Pennsylvania man was arrested Thursday on federal charges that while he was running a weapons factory in Iraq‘s Kurdistan region in 2015, he allegedly tortured an employee by suffocating him until he lost consciousness, shocking him with a stun gun and threatening to cut off his finger.

Ross Roggio, 53, of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, was managing a project to construct a factory and produce weapons in the Kurdistan.