Tuesday, February 28, 2006


Halliburton gets disputed Iraq funds

`The US Army has reimbursed a subsidiary of Halliburton Co, the oil services giant formerly run by Vice President Dick Cheney, most of the costs disputed by government auditors on a on a no-bid contract in Iraq.

The Army Corps of Engineers said the Army decided to reimburse Halliburton engineering and construction unit Kellogg Brown & Root all but about million ($12 million) of .9 million in costs that Pentagon auditors had questioned as possibly inflated or unwarranted.

This was part of an overall .4 billion contract to deliver fuel and fix oil equipment in Iraq, the Army said.’

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