Documents in court case in USA "illustrate in minute detail" how Richmor, Sportsflight & Dyncorp assisted the US Govt. with its rendition programme, says Guardian article

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Article
26 July 2012

Human rights abuse claims cast shadow over CSC

Author: Jane McCallion, CloudPro [UK]

[Reprieve] accused Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) provider CSC of being involved in the alleged rendition and torture of two men by the CIA…Furthermore, Reprieve has raised concerns over CSC's decision not to back its ‘Zero Tolerance for Torture’ pledge. Crofton Black, a spokesperson for Reprieve, said..."I think consumers need to scrutinise the corporate responsibility claims of any company and see what's actually behind it - genuine commitment or just hot air...For investors, there are groups like Ethix SRI Advisors who take this kind of thing seriously. More generally there's the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre - you can see from Reprieve's website that they have written to DynCorp and CSC regarding their role in renditions, for example.”…In a statement...a CSC spokesperson [said]..."CSC maintains the highest standards of ethics and business conduct, and operates at all times within the laws of all countries where it does business," said the statement....CSC supports global human rights and generally accepted international standards. The company has developed policies and procedures in accordance with Social Accountability International’s Social Accountability 8000, a voluntary standard based on International Labour Organisation and United Nation conventions."

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Article
18 September 2011

[DOC] CSC’s response to allegations that its subsidiary DynCorp was involved in the rendition of terrorist suspects

Author: CSC

Neither CSC nor any legacy DynCorp company still owned by CSC was a party to this suit.

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Company response
14 September 2011

Response by DynCorp: Documents in court case in USA reportedly "illustrate in minute detail" how Richmor, Sportsflight & Dyncorp assisted the US Govt. with its rendition programme.

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Company response
14 September 2011

Response by Sportsflight: Documents in court case in USA reportedly "illustrate in minute detail" how Richmor, Sportsflight & Dyncorp assisted the US Govt. with its rendition programme.

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Article
9 September 2011

[DOC] Sportsflight responds

Author: Sportsflight

[Sportsflight's owner Don Moss responds regarding allegations that Sportsflight was involved in the rendition of terror suspects]

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Article
7 September 2011

[DOC] DynCorp Intl. responds

Author: DynCorp Intl.

DynCorp International has no involvement in or information about the litigation between Richmor and SportsFlight, the services those companies provide to their customers, contracts they may have had with other companies, or any other aspect of this case. None of the entities that appear to be listed on the contracts or in court documents we have seen – DynCorp; DynCorp, Inc.; DynCorp Systems & Solutions LLC; or DynCorp National Security Programs – are owned by or have any affiliation to DynCorp International.

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Article
1 September 2011

Court Case Reveals Details of Secret Extraordinary Rendition Flights [USA]

Author: Associated Press

Richmor's president, Mahlon Richards…said…he had agreed to work with the government as a patriotic response to the Sept. 11 attacks…SportsFlight's president, Don Moss, learned over time that "the flights would be going to and from Guantanamo Bay and would be used for assorted rendition missions."…DynCorp was purchased in 2003 by Computer…[Sciences] Corp…[which] took on a supervising role in the rendition flights through 2006…CSC sold three DynCorp units in 2005 to Veritas Capital Fund…Veritas in turn sold the restructured DynCorp — now known as DynCorp International…in 2010 to Cerebrus Capital Management…DynCorp International spokeswoman Ashley Burke said…the company "has no involvement in or information about the litigation between Richmor and SportsFlight." She added that none of the DynCorp entities listed in the court files is owned by or has any affiliation with DynCorp International…A Computer Sciences spokesman, Chris Grandis, said the company could not comment because of the ongoing lawsuit.

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Article
31 August 2011

How US firms profited from torture flights

Author: Ian Cobain & Ben Quinn, Guardian [UK]

The scale of the CIA's rendition programme has been laid bare in court documents that illustrate…how the US contracted out the secret transportation of suspects to a network of private American companies…The…case concerns Sportsflight, an aircraft broker, and Richmor, an aircraft operator. Sportsflight entered into an arrangement to make a Gulfstream IV executive jet available…at 12 hours' notice…Richmor was providing the aircraft for DynCorp...which was acting on behalf of the CIA…The precise conditions in which suspects were transported on Richmor flights are not known. Richmor's president, Mahlon Richards, told the court that the aircraft carried "government personnel and their invitees"…They were being flown across the world because the US government believed them to be "bad guys", he said. Richmor performed well, Richards added. [also refers to Capital Aviation, Fenway Sports Group]

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