U.S. Contractor Says Iraq Owes It $24 Million

     ALEXANDRIA, Va. (CN) – Wye Oak Technologies says Iraq owes it $24 million for refurbishing hundreds of military vehicles and damaged weapons and collecting tons of scrap metal for the war-torn country.
     In its federal complaint, Wye Oak says it was hired in 2004 to work with top U.S. military officials, including Lt. General David Petraeus, to organize the effort to repair damaged military equipment.
     But despite numerous meetings with Iraqi officials who promised payments, each of the invoices the company submitted that year was ignored, the Pennsylvania-based firm says.
     Dale Stoffel, the company’s president, was assassinated in December 2004 on a trip to Baghdad to collect payment on the invoices. Wye Oak’s employees and contractors have continued to work in the country, but had to stop in 2007 due to nonpayment.
     Wye Oak seeks $24 million for its three unpaid invoices. It is represented by Ross Sarraf of Quinn Racusin.

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