Defense Contractor Indicted On Iraq Vehicle Fraud Charges

Law360, Chicago (July 20, 2012, 2:33 PM EDT) -- Defense contractor Armet Armored Vehicles Inc. and its owner were indicted in Virginia federal court Thursday on charges that they misrepresented the level of protection provided by the armored vehicles they sold to the government for use in Iraq.

Armet and William R. Whyte, 67, are facing three counts of major fraud against the U.S., seven counts of wire fraud and three counts of false, fictitious and fraudulent claims for allegedly sending false bills to the government and raking in $2 million for armored gun trucks...
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