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Friday, October 27, 2006

Halliburton Billed Gov't $163 Million for Administrative Costs in Iraq

A report released yesterday by the Inspector General's office overseeing Iraq spending found that at least 55 percent, or $163 million, of $296 million in total costs rung up by Halliburton unit KBR went to expenses such as back-office support, transportation and security. That percentage was significantly higher than it was on work by other firms in Iraq, and experts said it is far above what is typically found on a government contract.

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Halliburton, Kuwait Operation Violate US Labor Laws

Contracting companies the for the new 592-million-dollar US embassy in Baghdad, equal in size to Vatican City, have broken every US labor Law. Workers, recruited on the global labor market from the Philippines, India, Pakistan and other poor South Asian countries, earn as little as 10 to 30 dollars a day and are physically assaulted and beaten, while suffering squalid living conditions and medical malpractice. Construction companies hold onto employee passports to stop workers from leaving Iraq or taking better jobs with other contractors.

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Report: Halliburton unit exploited rules

2 Comments:

Blogger A Campanelli said...

The crooks don't have to get away, even if they are politically connected. There is a powerful weapon to take down companies who defraud the U.S. Government and taxpayers. The problem is that those who possess the weapon don't know it exists. Under a unique federal law, ANYONE (including employees of defense contractors) who learn that a company is defrauding the U.S Gov't can pursue the company to recover TRIPLE the amount it has defrauded from the government. If someone does so, they typically get to keep up to 30% of the money recovered, as a reward. To learn how, anyone can go to www.FederalFraud.com

28/10/06 5:53 PM  
Blogger Kangaroo Brisbane Australia said...

Welcome to Rebelle a campanelli from Down Under, I would not hold my breath waiting for any action to be taken against these crooks, while this administration is in power.

28/10/06 10:12 PM  

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