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Defense Contractor KBR Agrees to a $13 Million Whistleblower Settlement

A defense contractor agreed to pay $13.67 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit alleging that its employees accepted kickbacks while providing logistics support to U.S. Army forces in the Middle East.

The lawsuit accused employees of the Houston-based Kellogg Brown & Root Services Inc., known to troops who deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan as KBR, of rigging contracts and overcharging the government, the Justice Department said in a statement Tuesday.

Some $4,253,174 of the settlement is considered restitution, but the company resolved the lawsuit without admitting liability, the text of the agreement said.

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