Halliburton unit settles fraud case

KBR pays $8m to settle fraud claims over Kosovo construction contract.

    Halliburton almost sold its controversial Kellogg, Brown and Root (KBR) subsidiary in 2004

    Peter Keisler, an assistant attorney general for the department’s civil division, said: "The Department of Justice remains committed to vigorously pursuing allegations of procurement abuses affecting the military."

     

    Some of the allegations against KBR concerned double-charging and the delivery of "non-conforming products" by suppliers for use in the construction of Camp Bondsteel in Kosovo.

     

    KBR is an engineering, construction and services subsidiary of the Houston-based energy firm Halliburton, which was formerly led by Dick Cheney, the US vice president.

     

    Halliburton and KBR have weathered numerous contracting controversies since Halliburton was awarded a no-bid $2.4 billion contract to supply the US military on the eve of the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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