Contractor Testifies In Kuwait Base Corruption Probe

Law360, New York (February 7, 2011, 7:29 PM EST) -- A government witness has testified that former U.S. Army contracting officer Maj. Eddie Pressley demanded $50,000 from him in exchange for securing a roughly $10 million contract to provide water bottles to troops in Iraq and Kuwait.

Contractor Terry Hall told jurors he had won a blanket contract to provide the water bottles at a high profit margin, but when no individual orders came in under the contract, he called Pressley, the contract specialist who was stationed in Kuwait, according to the Huntsville Times.

Hall testified...
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