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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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U.S v. Bennett (LOGCAP Freight Forwarding Kickbacks)

Robert Peter Bennett, a former supervisor for KBR’s transportation department, pleaded guilty to accepting “perks” valued at $6,000 from employees of EGL, Inc., for favorable treatment related to military freight forwarding subcontracts in violation of the Anti-Kickback Act. Bennett admitted that from March 1, 2003 through April 29, 2005, while based in Houston, he accepted gratuities, including meals, drinks, golf outings and other gifts and entertainment, from EGL supervisor Kevin Andre Smoot and others on at least 40 different occasions. At the time, Bennett was KBR’s Corporate Traffic Supervisor for the LOGCAP III contract with responsibility for supervising EGL on its subcontract with KBR to transport military goods to Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait. Bennett was sentenced to one year of probation (60 days in home confinement), a $100 assessment and $6,000 in restitution. In May 2010, the U.S. Army announced it would continue KBR’s LOGCAP III contract to provide life support services to U.S. forces in Iraq until the withdrawal of those forces, scheduled to be completed by December 2011. See related KBR instance, “Vavra v. KBR (False Claims on LOGCAP Contracts in the Balkans and Iraq).”

Misconduct Type
Ethics
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
Defense - Army
Court Type
Criminal
Disposition
Pleaded Guilty
Date of Plea
8/28/2008
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
KBR $6,100
Further Information Released
Criminal Information 5/11/2010
Final Judgment 5/11/2010
U.S Attorney’s Office Press Release 5/11/2010

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database