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US contractor admits $1.5m fraud in Iraq

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posted on Feb, 18 2006 @ 04:51 AM
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An executive for a company hired by a subsidiary of US company Halliburton to fly cargo into Iraq under a military contract has pleaded guilty to inflating invoices by $US1.14 million ($1.5 million) to cover fraudulent war-risk surcharges.

Christopher Joseph Cahill, 51, of Katy, Texas, will be sentenced May 26 in federal court in Rock Island, Illinois, where the Army Field Support Command that administered the contract is located.

The fraud charge against Cahill had been sealed pending his plea agreement, which was announced on Thursday by federal officials.

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Im glad that Im not an American tax payer.
Even supporters of the Bush admin must ask some hard questions or will they ignore incidents like this ?
Why not let the people of Iraq rebuild there country ?
Even if the security situation improves the country of Iraq will go no where fast. Instead of lining the pockets of hailburton the money should go towards creating a fleet of Aircraft that will transport materials in the future.

Do you give a man a fish or teach him how to use catch fish ?



[edit on 18-2-2006 by xpert11]
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[edit on 18-2-2006 by DontTreadOnMe]




posted on Feb, 18 2006 @ 02:13 PM
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Originally posted by xpert11
Why not let the people of Iraq rebuild there country ?


When looking at what a great job they did at that in the first place, who could possibly disagree with you? We have to stabalize the area before we can totally leave.



posted on Feb, 18 2006 @ 06:06 PM
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Where is the oversight when it comes to govt. contractors and their subs? I realize most of these contracts have alot of zeros at the end of them. But it's pretty gutsy to pad invoices $1.5 milllion.



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