Monday, April 02, 2007

 

No jurisdiction over Aero Contractors


The state attorney general's office says it does not have the jurisdiction to investigate whether a North Carolina company helped the C-I-A take terrorism suspects to countries where they may have been tortured.
Twenty state lawmakers had asked Attorney General Roy Cooper and the SBI to investigate Aero Contractors. But J-B Kelly, Cooper's general counsel, says the F-B-I is the best agency to investigate.

Media outlets have reported that Aero Contractors has close ties with the C-I-A. Company officials have said they do work for the government but have declined to discuss any details.

The company, which provides planes and pilots for charter flights, has leased about eight acres from the Johnston County Airport since 1979. here

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