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Government Case Against Halliburton Heats Up

by Madeleine Baran

Mar. 3, 2005 – The federal investigation into an alleged $180 million bribery involving a Nigerian Halliburton Co. subsidiary has expanded to uncover whether former employees illegally handled bidding on other construction projects dating back to the mid 1980s.

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If the Justice Department determines the company violated US anti-trust laws, the government could deny future contracts to Kellogg Brown & Root, a Halliburton engineering and construction subsidiary, according to the Associated Press. KBR is largest government-sponsored contractor currently working in Iraq.

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