Contractors' Afghan Fines Reached Nine Figures: Watchdog

Law360, New York (July 1, 2013, 6:37 PM EDT) -- The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction on Friday said it had identified hundreds of millions of dollars in penalties being levied on U.S. contractors by the Afghan government, following a damning report on over $920 million in improper Afghan taxes on U.S. operators.

In a report to Congress, Inspector General John F. Sopko said that in addition to the cost imposed on contractors, and ultimately the federal government, the additional fees, fines and penalties and the actions taken to enforce their collection by the Afghan...
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