Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Overpricing Fuel

In December 2003, the Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) announced that Halliburton’s Kellogg, Brown and Root subsidiary may have overpriced fuel imported to Iraq from Kuwait by as much as $61 million. Defense Department officials, however, granted Halliburton a waiver eliminating their responsibility to provide any cost and pricing data from its Kuwaiti subcontractor and declared the gasoline prices “fair and reasonable.” By early 2006, the DCAA had found $279 million in questioned or unsupported costs under the Restore Iraqi Oil (RIO) contract, but, according to news accounts at that time, the Army chose to reimburse Halliburton for all but $10.1 million of those contested costs.

Misconduct Type
Cost/Labor Mischarge
Enforcement Agency
Defense – Army
Contracting Party
Defense - Army
Court Type
Date of DCAA Report
Contractors Involved Penalty
KBR $10,100,000
Further Information Released
Joint House-Senate Investigative Report 3/28/2007
DOD Press Release 11/15/2006

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database