Exclusive: Video Shows Drunk, Stoned US Defense Contractors


The lawsuit by the two former employees was originally filed under seal as part of the False Claims Act, designed to give the government an opportunity to join the legal effort to see if the government was defrauded. In this case, the Department of Justice declined to become part of the fraud lawsuit and apparently did not notify the U.S. Army of the allegations.

After ABC News first asked questions of the Pentagon, agents of the Army's Criminal Investigations Division have sought to interview the two men, according to their lawyer, David Scher, a principal at the Employment Law Group in Washington, D.C.

"I think the company's conduct far exceeds that of a mere drunken brawl, and drunken activities," said Scher. "It leads to a very severe security risk in Afghanistan when that is the last thing that we need."

In its statement to ABC News, Jorge said it made management changes in Afghanistan even before the two former employees filed their lawsuit.

"These individuals are seeking monetary damages by mischaracterizing these actions as 'fraud,'" the company said of the behavior at the facility.

Jorge said its board of directors hired an "outside and independent investigative team headed by a former federal prosecutor to conduct a thorough investigation."

"The company remains confident that the personal misconduct did not impact the company's contract performance," the statement read.

A senior U.S. official in Afghanistan told ABC News that if the allegations prove to be true, the company "should be kicked out of here fast" given concerns that such behavior could add to rage over perceived U.S. disrespect for local values.

"This arrogant image that Americans have worldwide, this was feeding right into it," said one of the whistleblowers, John Melson, a National Guard sergeant who served in uniform in Iraq and Afghanistan before working for Jorge Scientific.

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