US defence contractor agrees to pay Afghan immigrant actors
KABUL (Pajhwok): A US defence contractor has agreed to pay Afghan and Iraqi immigrants a $3 million in overtime for posing as combat onlookers for U.S. Marine Corps training exercises.
After claims from the immigrants they were owed overtime pay, the contractor, Tatitlek Support Services, prayed a Los Angeles judge to accept the $3 millionsettlement, a news site said.
Called Mojave Viper, the programme concluded in 2014, but the actors claimed Tatitlekhad to pay them for every hour they had spent on the base, according to Bloomberg.
In 2013, the workers were paid by $17 per hour to play farmers, village eldersand insurgentsfor two weeks. They spent much of their time in mock villages built from steel shipping containers.
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