Feds' Discovery Error Stalls Deal In USAID Fraud Case

Law360, Washington (January 05, 2012, 5:55 PM ET) -- Settlement efforts in the case of construction contractors charged with alleged bid-rigging and fraud in U.S. Agency for International Development projects in Egypt came to a halt Thursday when the government revealed it had discovered 17 boxes of documents that had not been turned over to the defense.

An original judgment of $90 million against Bill Harbert International Construction Inc. and its subsidiaries, Harbert International Inc. and Harbert Corp., was overturned on appeal, and a retrial in the government's False Claims Act suit in Washington federal...
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