Kyrgyz Officials Protest $315M DOD Fuel Contract

Law360, New York (November 8, 2010, 11:36 AM EST) -- The Kyrgyzstan government is calling on the U.S. Department of Defense to rethink its recent award of a $315 million jet fuel contract to Gibraltar-based Mina Corp., citing ongoing investigations into the company's ownership and alleged ties to corruption schemes involving Kyrgyz officials.

The Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry released a statement Friday asking the U.S. to suspend its partnership with Mina, which was declared on Wednesday the winner of a competitive bidding race for a one-year, $315 million fixed-price contract to continue supplying jet fuel to the...
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