Apr 1, 2010 4:51 PM by Melissa Canone
WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government is suing KBR Inc., the
largest contractor in Iraq, over what prosecutors say were improper
charges to the Army for private security services.
The Houston-based KBR Inc. is a former subsidiary of Halliburton
Co. It recently won a new contract potentially worth more than $2
billion for support work in the country.
The lawsuit filed in federal court in Washington charges that
KBR and 33 of its subcontractors used private armed security at
various times from 2003 to 2006. The suit claims KBR knew it could
not bill the U.S. government for such services but did so anyway.
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