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Americans played key role in case

Hundreds worked behind the scene

The US government spent about $128 million in building the courthouse, obtaining evidence, exhuming graves, and training judges to put ousted Iraqi president Saddam Hussein on trial. The US government spent about $128 million in building the courthouse, obtaining evidence, exhuming graves, and training judges to put ousted Iraqi president Saddam Hussein on trial. (Chris Hondros/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)
By Farah Stockman
Globe Staff / December 30, 2006

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WASHINGTON -- Although Iraqi judges handed down the death sentence against Saddam Hussein, hundreds of US lawyers, advisers, and investigators played a crucial role in the process of trying and convicting the ousted Iraqi leader. (Full article: 1142 words)

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