Kellogg, Brown & Root Inc. (KBR)
- Homepage: http://www.halliburton.com/kbr/
February 2005: "KBR is a global engineering, construction, technology and services company. Wether designing an LNG facility, serving as a defense industry contarctor or providing capital construction, KBR delivers wold-class service and performance. KBR employs more than 60,000 people in 43 countries around the world."http://www.halliburton.com/kbr/index.jsp
February 2008: "But not long after the ambush, Ms. Kineston said, she was sexually assaulted by another driver, who remained on the job, at least temporarily, even after she reported the episode to KBR, the military contractor that employed the drivers. Later, she said she was groped by a second KBR worker. After complaining to the company about the threats and harassments endured by female employees in Iraq, she was fired."http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/13/world/middleeast/13contractors.html
July 2007: The Eagle executives used that incident to charge a fraudulent “war-risk surcharge”....It is not clear whether KBR knew of the overcharging scheme, but the papers say that Mr. Smoot and an Eagle subordinate delivered nearly $34,000 in gratuities to KBR employees “to obtain or reward favorable treatment” in connection with the contract.http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/21/washington/21contract.html
October 2006: Under federal law, contractors are allowed to mark some documents proprietary, especially when they are bidding on a deal. But auditors for the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction found Halliburton subsidiary KBR Inc. was using that stamp even with such basic records as daily head counts of how many people ate at the company's dining facilities. KBR is the Pentagon's largest contractor in Iraq, providing logistics support for the Army including meals, fuel, laundry service and base construction.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/27/AR2006102701586.html
February 2005: The decision comes months after Army auditors recommended withholding 15 percent of payments, about $60 million a month, from Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg, Brown & Root Inc., the largest government contractor in Iraq.http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A61958-2005Feb3.html
Role Name Type Last Updated Possible/Unclear Cooperation (past or present) Eagle Global Logistics Incorporated Organization Jul 25, 2007 Owned by (partial or full, past or present) Halliburton Company Organization Feb 8, 2005
Articles and Resources
Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Jun 27, 2009 A Sickening Situation
QUOTE: Since hearing [Josh] Eller's story, lawyer Elizabeth Burke has signed on 190 additional clients with complaints about burn pits at 18 military sites in Iraq and Afghanistan. Burke was shocked to learn what her clients saw incinerated [at the garbage pits] : Humvees, batteries, unexploded ordnance, gas cans, mattresses, rocket pods, and plastic and medical waste...
Newsweek Feb 13, 2008 Limbo for U.S. Women Reporting Iraq Assaults
QUOTE: ...a number of American women [have] reported that they were sexually assaulted by co-workers while working as contractors in Iraq but now find themselves in legal limbo, unable to seek justice or even significant compensation.
New York Times Jul 21, 2007 Bribery Network to Bloat War Costs Is Alleged
QUOTE: Federal investigators have uncovered what they describe as a sweeping network of kickbacks, bribes and fraud involving at least eight employees and subcontractors of KBR, the former Halliburton subsidiary, in a scheme to inflate charges for flying freight into Iraq in support of the war...
New York Times Oct 28, 2006 U.S. Finds Too Many KBR Reports 'Proprietary'
QUOTE: Under federal law, contractors are allowed to mark some documents proprietary, especially when they are bidding on a deal. But auditors for the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction found Halliburton subsidiary KBR Inc. was using that stamp even with such basic records as daily head counts of how many people ate at the company's dining facilities.
Washington Post Nov 19, 2005 Halliburton Allegations Are Sent to Justice Dept.: No-Bid Contracts In Iraq Are at Issue
QUOTE: An investigative arm of the Pentagon has sent an Army Corps of Engineers whistle-blower's allegations of wrongdoing against Halliburton Co. to the Justice Department.
Washington Post Aug 29, 2005 Army Contract Official Critical of Halliburton Pact Is Demoted
QUOTE: A top Army contracting official who criticized a large, noncompetitive contract with the Halliburton Company for work in Iraq was demoted Saturday for what the Army called poor job performance.
New York Times Mar 15, 2005 Pentagon Audit Questions Halliburton's Costs in Iraq
QUOTE: Pentagon auditors found more than $100 million in questionable costs in one section of a massive, no-bid Halliburton Co. contract for delivering fuel to Iraq...
Washington Post Feb 04, 2005 Halliburton Payments Won't Be Withheld
QUOTE: In a departure from normal policy, the Army said yesterday it will not withhold future payments to Halliburton Co., despite audit reports last summer that said the giant logistical contractor had not properly accounted for a wide variety of work in Iraq and Kuwait.
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