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Seven men behind Spokane company connected to CIA torture

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More details continue to emerge about the Spokane company linked to the CIA's enhanced interrogation techniques. More details continue to emerge about the Spokane company linked to the CIA's enhanced interrogation techniques.
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SPOKANE, Wash. -

More details continue to emerge about the Spokane company linked to the CIA's enhanced interrogation techniques.

The national spotlight has been mostly focused on two psychologists and owners of the Mitchell, Jessen and Associates: James Mitchell and John Bruce Jessen.

Records from the Washington Department of Licensing list seven co-owners.

James Mitchell is listed as CEO, John Bruce Jessen as president, and David Ayers as CFO.

Four others are listed as partners: Randall Spivey, James Sporleder, Joseph Matarazzo and Roger Aldrich.

The company had about 60 employees.

At least three owners are known to have worked with SERE, a program that teaches military personnel how to react to being interrogated.

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