Whistleblower Says Contractor Sold Faulty Gun Trucks To US

Law360, New York (August 16, 2013, 2:51 PM EDT) -- The former president of Armet Armored Vehicles Inc. has sued the defense contractor and its owner in Virginia federal court, claiming they defrauded the government by supplying substandard armored gun trucks for use by U.S. forces in Iraq, according to a complaint unsealed Thursday.

Relator Frank Skinner claims that after Armet contracted with the U.S. in 2006 to supply 32 armored vehicles to be used for transporting U.S. and Iraqi officials through the war-torn country, Armet ended up delivering only seven vehicles which didn't meet the contracts' ballistic and blast protection specifications.

“Despite having full knowledge that the seven vehicles were...

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