Judge Radhi al-Radhi, who headed Iraq’s Public Integrity Commission until last fall, when he accused the Maliki government of corruption and had to flee the country, apparently now lives as a vagrant in Virginia. Here’s what State Department official James Mattil told a senate hearing on Monday when asked where al-Radhi is:
Living in an apartment in Springfield, maybe for the rest of the month if they can get it worked out that somebody is going to pay for it. But he’s not allowed to work. He has no official status, so he’s not — he’s undocumented — I don’t know what he is. I mean, he’s lost. He’s a person without a country.
Via Think Progress.