Skip to comments.US Justice sues KBR for improper costs in Iraq
Posted on 04/01/2010 2:22:52 PM PDT by Cheap_Hessian
WASHINGTON, April 1 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday that it sued the Houston-based military contractor KBR Inc (KBR.N) for alleged false claims act violations over improper costs for private security in Iraq.
The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Washington, D.C., alleged that KBR knowingly included impermissible costs for private armed security in billings to the U.S. Army covering the 2003-2006 time period, the department said.
KBR has been the U.S. military's largest private contractor in Iraq and Afghanistan. It has been criticized for cost overruns in Iraq, and lawmakers in Congress last month questioned the Army's continued use of KBR for logistics work.
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YO, BARKY... you may regret it.. if KBR pulls out of IRAQ and Afghanistan.. and I wouldn’t blame them ONE BIT if they did.
The American people need to tell Congress that IT is the nation's largest perpetrator of "cost overruns" by tossing all those bums out in November.
It was under Clinton, just for historical context, that the Army expressed its preference for KBR in combat zones. So while logistics contracts were awarded based on competitive bid, Clinton gave them a waiver allowing them to use KBR no-bid for hot zones. That relationship continued during Iraq and right up to the present.
“I always thought the Easter Bunny was gender-confused but I had not heard that he now identifies as female.//sarcasm”
Nah...he would just send in the Heroic SEIU members from the egg tossing unit that was so rugged at Searchlight NV...
The last time this came up I asked the left for volunteers to drive fuel tankers through hostile fire.
Never did get any, but they know KBR charges too much.
KBR is pretty good at policing iteself when it comes to its billing and finances.
With 40,000 people in Iraq alone at the height of things, it's impossible to catch all of the little crooks who are cooking books or taking kickbacks, but KBR has caught quite a few of them on their own and turned them over to the Feds.
In all of those cases that I am aware of, the media never mentioned that KBR caught the crooks themselves trhough internal audits and investigations; they always made it look like KBR itself was caught pulling those stunts.
...hmmm....KBR?....is that the old Brown & Root from back in the late 1960s....they were huge in VietNam
Yep. It became KBR in 2000-2001 time frame.
I, like you, worked for them in theatre. It's the good-old-boy thing that has caused them so many problems. With their loss of the No-Bid contract in 2008, a lot of those in upper management who caused major headaches for the company have migrated to other firms in Iraq.
Yes, I've run across a couple of them in theater. Fortunately, there won't be any of them on my new gig. :)
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