Halliburton Contractor Settles in Overcharging Suit
AP reports that a company hired by Halliburton to ship military cargo to Iraq has paid the government $4 million to settle a case alleging it overcharged by adding a "war risk surcharge."
"The invoices from Houston-based EGL Inc., operating as Eagle Global Logistics, were for shipments of military goods sent from Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to Iraq between November 2003 and July 2004.
A former Dubai-based vice president, Christopher Joseph Cahill, pleaded guilty in February to inflating the invoices by $1.14 million to cover the fraudulent surcharges.
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