Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Fraud and Accepting Kickbacks

On August 19, 2005, Glenn Allen Powell, 40, of Texas, a former employee of Kellogg, Brown & Root (KBR), entered a plea of guilty to charges he defrauded the United States and accepted kickbacks of more than $100,000 from an Iraqi subcontractor. Powell admitted accepting approximately $110,300 in kickbacks related to the award of a subcontract to an Iraqi company for renovation of buildings in Iraq. From October 2003 to January 6, 2005, Powell, a U.S. citizen, was employed by KBR as a subcontracts administrator in Iraq. On November 18, 2005, Powell was sentenced to 15 months in prison and was made to pay $90,974 in restitution and a $200 assessment. According to the Excluded Parties List System, he was debarred on February 16, 2006.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Defense – Army
Contracting Party
Defense - Army
Court Type
Suspend/Debar - Employee
Date of Guilty Plea
Contractors Involved Penalty
KBR $91,174
Further Information Released
EPLS Record 7/31/2007
SIGIR Report Appendix (p. 2 of 4) 7/20/2007
The Army Lawyer (excerpt - p. 3 of 3) 7/14/2007
DOJ Press Release 8/29/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database