SAN FRANCISCO – A former employee of a Boeing subsidiary accused of helping the CIA secretly fly terrorism suspects to overseas prisons where they were tortured says the company didn't try to hide what it was doing.
That revelation comes through court papers filed in an American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit against the company.
The government has asked a federal judge to throw out the suit against Jeppesen Dataplan on grounds that a trial could reveal government secrets.
The ACLU counters that the program has already been made public by "documentary evidence and eyewitness testimony." The civil liberties group provides testimony from a former Jeppesen employee who recalls a company official telling workers about the so-called "torture flights." He quotes the official as saying the flights paid well.