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Statements by the whistleblowers - five of whom were identified - and the government's audit report "portray a company and a contracting environment that has run amok," Waxman wrote in a letter to Government Reform Committee Chairman Tom Davis, R-Va., on Monday.
Halliburton disputed the auditor's report and said Waxman was politically motivated.
Wendy Hall, a company spokeswoman, said Waxman's allegations do nothing "to feed a single member of our military, create a single unit of housing, repair a single oil well or supply a single piece of material for reconstruction."
a citizen based oversight group with real judiciary power, a group well insulated from private contributions or affiliations. Rather than putting up all these cameras on street corners, how about we start putting some in offices and meeting rooms
Ex-Halliburton employee indicted
Former worker at Halliburton unit KBR charged with attempt to defraud military of $3.5 million.
March 17, 2005: 2:00 PM EST
WASHINGTON (CNN) - A former employee of Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg, Brown and Root has been indicted on fraud charges in connection with a military contract in Kuwait, the Justice Department announced Thursday.
Jeff Mazon faces a 10-count indictment on charges that he devised a scheme to defraud the government of more than $3.5 million in the awarding of a subcontract to a firm that supplied fuel tankers for military operations in Kuwait.
Mazon, 36, is charged along with Ali Hijazi, the managing partner of the subcontractor LaNouvelle Trading and Contracting Co., a Kuwaiti firm. Hijazi, who is not a U.S. citizen, remains at large, officials said.
Originally posted by ColonelForbin
Well guess what Wendy, that's not the issue. The issue is your corrupt company and its current DEFRAUDING of the american taxpayers. I can't believe she even has the arrogance to just dismiss A US LEGISLATOR with such a deriding tone, as though he can just be brushed off like a mosquito.
But I guess this corrporation feels that they are above the law of mere men, after all they are sanctioned by GW and therefore by god to do whatever the hell they want, right?
U.S. mismanaged $8.8 billion in Iraqi funds: 'Ghost employees' hired for nonexistent work
19 Aug. 2004
WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (HalliburtonWatch.org) -- The U.S. Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) mismanaged $8.8 billion in Iraqi funds between March 2003 and June 2004, says an internal government audit leaked to retired Col. David Hackworth. Halliburton was paid $1.5 billion from these funds.
The audit, conducted by the U.S. coalition's inspector general, says the CPA's accounting books indicate that 74,000 guards were paid for work even though the actual number could not be validated. Another 8,206 guards were listed as employees even though only 603 people could be found doing any work.
"[M]y sources have been telling me for months that Iraqi payrolls have been heavily padded with ghost soldiers and ghost guards," reports Hackworth, a highly decorated and retired Army colonel and author. He said more than $17 million was allocated to guards and the Iraqi army without providing standard accounting documents to verify its accuracy. "Pals in Iraq say this has been standard drill since the birth of 'a very dysfunctional' CPA," Hackworth said.
"A U.S. official confirmed the contents of the leaked audit cited by Hackworth (www.hackworth.com) were accurate," reported Reuters.