KBR Whistleblower Won’t Back Down On $200M Fraud Claim

Law360, New York (August 15, 2013, 5:45 PM EDT) -- A former employee of KBR Inc. on Wednesday urged an Illinois federal court not to toss a whistleblower suit accusing the company of falsely seeking $200 million in payments under U.S. Army contracts, arguing KBR misinterpreted the False Claims Act in its motion to dismiss.

The allegations against KBR “paint an ugly picture,” one in which the company wrongly billed the government for transporting employees who left conflict regions after less than 179 days, according to a terse response filed on Wednesday. Under a so-called tour...
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