Contractor, 3 Others Charged In Iraq Kickbacks Scheme

Law360, Chicago (March 14, 2012, 2:59 PM EDT) -- A defense contractor, his company and two onetime employees of another contractor were targeted in Alabama with criminal kickback and fraud charges tied to $23 million worth of subcontracts for weapons disposal equipment in Iraq, according to court documents unsealed Tuesday.

United Kingdom citizen Ahmed Sarchil Kazzaz, 45, and his contracting company, Leadstay Co., were charged with six counts of unlawful kickbacks, one count of conspiracy to defraud the U.S., three counts of mail fraud and one count of wire fraud, according to the Nov. 30...
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