KBR Exec Defends Allegedly Corrupt Iraq Subcontracting

Law360, Washington (October 12, 2011, 6:44 PM EDT) -- A Kellogg Brown & Root Services Inc. executive told a federal judge Wednesday that KBR's subcontracting of certain dining facilities for an Iraq war base, allegedly motivated by kickbacks, was above board and that the government actually preferred the subcontractor at issue.

KBR filed suit in June 2009, alleging the government had breached its contract and improperly withheld payment of $41 million for dining facility services provided at Camp Anaconda in Iraq after finding the rates were unreasonably high.

Federal attorneys struck back in March, accusing...
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