Pentagon Lets $100 Million in Overcharges by KBR Go Uncollected
Two United States senators are beside themselves since discovering that the Defense Department has not bothered to collect $100 million from a former subsidiary of Halliburton that excessively billed the US government—and has continued to reward the company with more lucrative contracts. Sens. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Susan Collins (R-ME) fired off a letter to Defense Secretary Robert Gates demanding answers as to why KBR, formerly known as Kellogg Brown & Root when it was owned by Halliburton, has not paid the federal government the money it owes, even though corporate officials admitted to taking bribes from subcontractors who overcharged the Pentagon.
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