Maj. Gen. David Frakt, the lead military defense lawyer on the case of Jawad, the Afghan teenager held at Guantanamo Bay accused of throwing granades, said that his assistant in the case, Marine Corps Maj. Eric Montalvo, confirmed that the government’s key witnesses in the case admitted that they were paid or given gifts to testify.
"Maj. Gen. David Frakt said the witnesses seemed to expect the same from the defense lawyers. “They acknowledged it on tape,” Frakt said. “It was in the context of, ‘well, they gave me $400, what can you do for me?’”"
These witnesses were mostly Afghan police, said Maj. Gen. David Frakt.FULL ARTICLE AT
THE WASHINGTON INDEPENDENT - August 4, 2009 (HERE)
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