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Halliburton subsidiary settles Kosovo fraud allegations

[JURIST] Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg Brown and Root (KBR) [corporate website] has settled fraud allegations [DOJ press release] under the False Claims Act [text], the US Justice Department said Wednesday, and has agreed to pay the US $8 million for allegedly overcharging the Army for logistical support it provided between 1999 and 2000. The DOJ alleged that KBR double-billed the military and delivered non-conforming goods to be used for the construction of Camp Bondsteel in Kosovo.

In August, Eagle Global Logistics, a subcontractor of KBR, settled fraud allegations [JURIST report] under the False Claims Act for $4 million for allegedly inflating invoices on Iraq military cargo shipments. Last month, the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction [official website] released a report accusing KBR of violating Iraq reconstruction rules [JURIST report].

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