Fayetteville Man Sues Former Green Beret Imprisoned In Afghanistan
Posted July 3, 2005 4:55 a.m. EDT
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — A Fayetteville man has sued a former Green Beret who was imprisoned in Afghanistan after becoming the center of an Afghani abuse case last summer.
Bill Hagler said ex-Green Beret Jonathan Idema failed to pay him after winning a $650,000 settlement.
Hagler said he helped Idema win a suit against two of Idema's former property managers.
Idema claimed the property managers sold his business equipment while he was serving time in federal prison in the mid-90s.
Idema is now serving five years in an Afghanistan prison.
Afghan authorities arrested Idema on July 6, 2004, for running a makeshift prison where detainees may have been abused.