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Contractor With N.C. Ties Claims To Be Scapegoat For Military

Posted February 21, 2005 10:36 a.m. EST

— A former North Carolina CIA contractor is speaking out. He said he was made a scapegoat for the military.

David Passaro is charged with the death of a prisoner in Afghanistan. He said the Pentagon is trying to save face after the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal.

The Lillington resident denies any role in the death of the prisoner.

If convicted, Passaro could get a maximum of 40 years in prison.