Defense Contracting Execs. Charged With Defrauding Gov't
By Matt Bernardini (November 30, 2018, 8:47 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Justice charged three defense contractor executives with allegedly defrauding the government after they were given money to build a warehouse and instead lied about when it would be done and what the warehouse looked like.
Abul Huda Farouki, Mazen Farouki and Salah Maarouf, all from Virginia, allegedly received an $8 billion contract from the Defense Logistics Agency, an agency in the Department of Defense, to supply food to troops in Afghanistan. As part of the contract, the executives also agreed to build a warehouse in order to store the food, according to the indictment.
However, the executives...
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