Q: What is the status of DragonCon founder Ed Kramer? Is he detained in Connecticut or has he been extradited to Georgia?
Steve Williams, Atlanta
A: Kramer is being held at the MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution in Suffield, Conn., a spokesman for the Connecticut Department of Correction told Q&A on the News. Kramer, 50, is accused of molesting three teenage boys who are now adults in a Gwinnett County case that has awaited trial for more than a decade. He was out on bond when he was arrested Sept. 15 in Milford, Conn., on charges of risk of injury to a child and violating the conditions of his bond by having unsupervised contact with a minor. Kramer resigned from DragonCon, a popular science fiction and fantasy convention, in 2000, but holds 34 percent of the company’s stock.
Q: How many Americans serving in government, military and private subcontractor roles will remain in Iraq now that the war is over?
Rob Caldwell, Lilburn
A: The U.S. State Department will employ 15,000 people, who will be protected by 5,000 security contractors in Iraq, Bloomberg News reported. It is the largest U.S. diplomatic operation, NPR reported, and the U.S. embassy in Baghdad is the largest U.S. embassy in the world. The embassy, which also will support a guard detachment of U.S. Marines, was completed in 2009 and includes 21 buildings on 104 acres, according to The Associated Press.
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