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Halliburton and bribery in Kuwait : Corruption Case


Employees of the Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg Brown & Root, or KBR, took kickbacks from a Kuwaiti subcontractor. Two employees had been fired for taking kickbacks of around $6 million.

In January 2004, the spokeswoman for Halliburton said 'We'--Halliburton--'We found it quickly, and we immediately reported it. We do not tolerate this kind of behavior by anyone at any level in any Halliburton company.'

Halliburton later announced that it would reimburse the government roughly $6 million in overcharges.


The following lists all references contained in our database that are relevant to this briefing
National Public Radio [1/23/2004] 'Neil King discusses controversy of Kellogg Brown & Root employees taking kickbacks from a Kuwaiti subcontractor' [Source ID = 8613]

U.S. Newswire [5/19/2004] 'New Accountability Campaign Launched on Day of Halliburton Shareholders' Meeting' [Source ID = 8950]

 [1/15/2004] 'French investigation into alleged bribes to win business overseas by Halliburton during the tenure of former CEO Dick Cheney' [Source ID = 9085]


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