smh.com.au on December 22, 2011 reported that workmates and friends had warned the Australian aid contractor Neil Campbell that he was on the verge of ”burnout” and that he should leave Afghanistan to spend time with his family in Queensland – that he had ”lost the ability to think straight”. ”I had lost interest in my job and was just going through the motions,” he told a US court, where he was being sentenced for having solicited $US190,000 in kickbacks. ”They thought I’d get myself killed,” he added. In an emotional plea on Tuesday, the 62-year-old from Mooloolaba, who spent four months in India’s Tihar Prison before being extradited to the US in February, apologised for having tried to steal US aid money.
The original article can be found at smh.com.au.