US Says KBR Unit Clearly Played Role In Overbilling Scheme

Law360, Los Angeles (March 4, 2014, 4:21 PM EST) -- The U.S. government on Monday urged an Illinois federal judge not to drop a KBR Inc. affiliate from a False Claims Act suit that accuses the companies of overbilling for soldier housing in Iraq, saying the suit identifies the company’s role in the scheme.

In 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice hit KBR with a $150 million FCA suit, accusing KBR and its Kuwait-based subcontractor First Kuwaiti of knowingly inflating the cost of cranes and trucks in 2003, adding $48.6 million to the cost of the...
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