well, it looks like our good friends at halliburton got caught with their claws in the cookie jar. i remember reading an article when the war started
about some laws that allowed the US to prosecute companies who price gouge during a war were removed...i'll look around for the article and post it
if i can find it.
Halliburton to reimburse $27 million
By Washington Post
Feb 04, 2004 - 07:42:35 am PST
WASHINGTON -- The Defense Department said Tuesday that Halliburton Co. will reimburse the government $27.4 million for potential overcharges related
to food services in Iraq and Kuwait.
The amount includes $16 million that a Halliburton unit may have overcharged for meals it never served at Camp Arifjan in Kuwait, as well as $11.4
million in previously undisclosed overcharges at four other dining facilities in Kuwait and Iraq.
Lt. Col. Rose-Ann L. Lynch, a Pentagon spokeswoman, said Defense auditors also are reviewing billing at 53 other dining facilities that the
Halliburton unit, KBR, operates through subcontractors in both Iraq and Kuwait. ::more:: www.tdn.com...
[Edited on 5-2-2004 by enomus]