Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Guilty Plea in Iraq Kickback Scheme

Anthony J. Martin, an American who worked for Halliburton’s former subsidiary Kellogg Brown & Root, pleaded guilty to violating the Anti-Kickback Act in awarding nearly $13 million in contracts to a Kuwaiti company in 2003 to supply the American military with semi-tractors and trailers in Iraq and Kuwait. (Subsequent court documents identified the company as First Kuwaiti General Trading & Contracting.) Martin, whose duties included soliciting and awarding subcontracts on KBR’s behalf under its LOGCAP III (Logistics Civil Augmentation Program) contract, pleaded guilty in federal court in Illinois to awarding two contracts in exchange for what would have totaled over $200,000 in kickbacks. In June 2008, Martin was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison and ordered to pay $200,505 in restitution.

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Defense – Army
Contracting Party
Defense - Army
Court Type
Pleaded Guilty
Date of Plea
Contractors Involved Penalty
KBR $200,505
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release (sentencing) 6/24/2009
DOJ Press Release (plea) 7/28/2007

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database