CACI Rejects Baseless Amendment to Iraq Detainee Lawsuit
Spurious Allegations Remain Unfounded in Rehash of Maliciously False Suit
Arlington, VA, December 20, 2007 - CACI International Inc (NYSE:CAI) announced today that it is responding vigorously to amendments to a malicious and unfounded lawsuit filed more than three and one-half years ago by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR). CACI totally rejects and denies all of the allegations and claims in this new legal filing. In the original lawsuit, CCR attempted to portray CACI as engaged in a conspiracy to abuse detainees at Abu Ghraib prison in 2004. In the amended lawsuit filed on December 17, CCR adds even more spurious claims against the company, accompanied by a slanderous press release on December 18 that confuses and obfuscates the facts. In their misleading news release, plaintiffs' counsels have erroneously claimed that scores of Iraqis have suddenly emerged to sue CACI. The plaintiffs' news release fails to disclose that their amended complaint, including the addition of named plaintiffs, was required because the Court had denied their request to have the lawsuit proceed as a class action, and because plaintiffs abandoned their original, and outrageous, conspiracy allegations.
Along with its calculating team of lawyers, CCR is attempting to bring back into the spotlight a frivolous lawsuit against CACI International in order to further its own political agenda. Plaintiff's counsel continues to escalate their rhetoric without any changes in the allegations of misconduct.
From day one, CACI has rejected the outrageous allegations of this lawsuit and will continue to do so. CACI has unequivocally renounced any abuse of detainees in Iraq and has cooperated fully in all government inquiries relating to detainee abuse. CACI does not condone or tolerate illegal or inappropriate behavior by any employee when engaged in CACI business and has repeatedly stated it would take swift action if the evidence demonstrates culpable wrongdoing by any of its employees. However, CACI also emphasizes its strong commitment to the fundamental American principle that people are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
The accusations in the self-proclaimed "victims" ever-changing lawsuit are a rehash of their original baseless submissions. The attempt by plaintiffs' counsel to portray CACI as engaged in a conspiracy to abuse detainees is unmitigated fiction perpetrated by plaintiffs' counsel as part of their "big lie" propaganda campaign to keep their lawsuit afloat and their personal political agendas in the public light. The plaintiffs are attempting to prosecute the same restated, reformulated and related claims that were frivolous when first filed and which remain to this day frivolous and maliciously false.
Three and one-half years after filing their original complaint, not one of the more than the 200 plaintiffs has connected their generic allegations of abuse to any CACI personnel. No CACI employee or former employee has been charged with any misconduct in connection with CACI's interrogation work in Iraq. No CACI employee appears in any of the infamous abuse photographs from Abu Ghraib. Indeed, with respect to the one plaintiff known to have filed an administrative claim with the Defense Department, United States government officials concluded that the plaintiff's claim of abuse was not only unsubstantiated, but false in that many of his allegations were objectively refutable.
CACI International has been a strong and vital partner to the U.S. government in combating terrorist attacks and saving American lives. CACI's technological advances and skilled workforce have played a key role in thwarting terrorism and defending our homeland. The men and women of this company make sacrifices every day to ensure Americans can go about their daily lives without having to worry about the next suicide bomber or aircraft attack on American soil. And they will continue to make these sacrifices for the good of their fellow Americans.
Additional information, news releases, and FAQs on CACI's Iraq business and these related matters are available on CACI's website: www.caci.com.
CACI International Inc provides the IT and network solutions needed to prevail in today's new era of national security, intelligence, and e-government. From systems integration and managed network solutions to knowledge management, engineering, simulation, and information assurance, we deliver the IT applications and infrastructures our federal customers use to improve communications and collaboration, secure the integrity of information systems and networks, enhance data collection and analysis, and increase efficiency and mission effectiveness. Our solutions lead the transformation of national security and intelligence, assure homeland security, enhance decision-making, and help government to work smarter, faster, and more responsively. CACI is a member of the Fortune 1000 Largest Companies of 2007 and the Russell 2000 index. CACI provides dynamic careers for approximately 11,400 employees working in over 120 offices in the U.S. and Europe. CACI is the IT provider for a networked world. Visit CACI on the web at www.caci.com.
There are statements made herein which do not address historical facts and, therefore could be interpreted to be forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are subject to factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from anticipated results. The factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated include, but are not limited to, the following: regional and national economic conditions in the United States and the United Kingdom, including conditions that result from terrorist activities or war; failure to achieve contract awards in connection with recompetes for present business and/or competition for new business; the risks and uncertainties associated with client interest in and purchases of new products and/or services; continued funding of U.S. Government or other public sector projects in the event of a priority need for funds, such as homeland security, the war on terrorism or rebuilding Iraq; government contract procurement (such as bid protest, small business set asides, etc.) and termination risks; the results of government investigations into allegations of improper actions related to the provision of services in support of U.S. military operations in Iraq; individual business decisions of our clients; paradigm shifts in technology; competitive factors such as pricing pressures and/or competition to hire and retain employees (particularly those with security clearances); material changes in laws or regulations applicable to our businesses, particularly in connection with (i) government contracts for services, (ii) outsourcing of activities that have been performed by the government, and (iii) competition for task orders under Government Wide Acquisition Contracts (“GWACs”) and/or schedule contracts with the General Services Administration; our own ability to achieve the objectives of near term or long range business plans; and other risks described in the company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings.
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