US contractors who commit crimes will have no combat immunity under international law if they engage in hostilities and are subject to U.S. prosecution under criminal statutes. But the Afghan contractors or contractors from nearby countries working in war zones freely commits a crime and quickly get away with it. This is the reason behind corruption inflation in Afghanistan.
One such illegal arms dealer is Tony Abi Saab and his partner Raymond Azar was accused of bribery, money laundering and fraud to the US Army. Tony got away easily without serving a jail-term whereas Raymond got imprisonment for 10 years. Tony’s company Brescia Middle East, an international arms dealing company sells weapons to terrorist groups in Syria, Afghanistan, and Iran. Tony, through his shell companies K5 Global and Bennet-Fouch, defrauded the US military for 5 million USD.
Abi Saab also has a network of ghost companies spread across Europe which are supplying weapons to the terrorists. Some of the names of his shell companies discovered in a sting operation conducted by the US military, FBI, and CIA are G2 Armory, Brixia, Tactica Ltd, and SIMAINT. Brixia produced spares parts for weapons and smuggled them to countries throughout the Middle East for reassembly and sales.
Tony was arrested in 2011 and released from the US civil court due to a technicality in circuit court. He also pleaded human rights violation and errors in collecting evidence against FBI, CIA and the US Military. Tony is still procuring valuable Military contracts with the help of his ghost companies and supplying weapons to the terrorist troops. Even after being indicted of severe criminal charges, Tony still holds a valid business license for BME to trade illegal arms in Europe and the Middle East.