The crime-fighting outlaw at Beiji

The man credited with turning the refinery at Beiji from a nest of corruption to a model of productivity has a warrant out for his arrest but holds the trust of American and Iraqi officials. He wants to leave, though, because he sees the future more bleak than the recent past.

BEIJI, IRAQ - "If they ask me, I would advise them not to invest here when there are no coalition forces."

Obaidi's fight against corruption in the Beiji refinery has seen production soar, smuggling plummet and has earned plaudits from American and Iraqi officials. His recent return to work was a hero of anti-corruption, but also as a fugitive, protected by the government but wanted by police.

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