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DOJ Intervenes in Lawsuit Against KBR On Kickbacks

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.  Original here

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

May 5, 2010 Posted by | Contractor Corruption, KBR | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment