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DOJ Intervenes in Lawsuit Against KBR on Kickbacks

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on May 5, 2010

By Brent Kendall
Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES

WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- The Justice Department said Wednesday that it is joining a lawsuit alleging that employees of KBR Inc. (KBR), the prime contractor for logistical support of U.S. military operations in Iraq, took kickbacks from two freight-forwarding companies.

The department alleged that KBR employees accepted meals, drinks and tickets to sports events and golf outings from freight-forwarding companies Eagle Global Logistics and Panalpina Inc., a unit of Panalpina WeltTransport Ltd (PWTN.EB).

The lawsuit was brought under the federal False Claims Act, which provides financial rewards to litigants who report fraud against the government.

-By Brent Kendall, Dow Jones Newswires; 202-862-9222; brent.kendall@dowjones.com

3 Responses to “DOJ Intervenes in Lawsuit Against KBR on Kickbacks”

  1. superman said

    The only reason the DOJ got involved with this suit is because VP Cheney is 50+% owner for this company and the Obama Administration is going after him because the VP has clearly opposed Obama’s socialist views and actions that have weakened our country and our military. Thats all this is.

    Why hasn’t the DOJ got involved in the Insurance Fraud AIG and CNA are involved in not taking care of insured contractors? It’s simple Obama and his cronies only get involved in something that helps his cause and the hell with everyone else.

    This is pathetic !! its just like the Blackwater guys that were prosecuted. The DOJ already knew they had diplomatic protections thru the State Departments Diplomatic Security Service but they prosecuted to put on a show for the public to make it look like they were doing something. Pathetic !

    I sometimes wonder if the office of the president has been infiltrated by Al Queda? He is a musilum? He refused to take photos with the Isreali president? Everything he has done has weakened and hurt our country? Wow what a great plan for a US Sleeper Agent to get elected to our enemy’s presidency lets say Russia and then to tear it apart from within. Wow !

    Guess what we were not first to accomplish this.. it appears our enemy the Musilum’s were the first.

    Just think about this. Everyone out there knows it true but afraid to say anything.

  2. daffodils said

    Sorry to say, but find this offensive. There are probably more injured contrators that are Muslim and risked their lives as interpreters for instance than all the others combined. Go to propublica.org and read T Miller’s story on this topic. Also, the policy of wholesale denials of esp mental injury claims in both the VA and DOL started way back then under Cheney, not Obama, although he does nothing to address the problem with regards to contractors.

  3. Superman said

    Listen buddy… interpeters were used. and many interpeters were sent to Gitmo because the fact they were working for the bad guys.. there are some that are good as there is always good, truth and justice throughout the world no matter the circumstance.

    Lets discuss why contractors are needed. Its simple another democratic blunder.. during the Clinton error reduction in forces. This left our country with not enough forces therefore now we were forced to make a choice, draft or hire contractors to fill the void.

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