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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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U.S. ex rel. Conyers v. KBR et al. (LOGCAP III False Claims, Kickbacks)

The government intervened in a whistleblower lawsuit against KBR and Kuwaiti companies La Nouvelle General Trading & Contracting Co. and First Kuwaiti Trading Co. alleging violations of the False Claims Act and the Anti-Kickback Act on the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP) III contract. The government alleges that, in 2002 and 2003, KBR employees Stephen Lowell Seamans, Jeff Alex Mazon, and Anthony Martin took kickbacks from La Nouvelle and First Kuwaiti in return for awarding them subcontracts at prices greatly in excess of reasonable cost. The government also alleges that, from 2003 to 2005, KBR billed the government for costs under the subcontracts that were inflated or for goods and services that were deficient or not provided. In March 2015, the court dismissed the government’s claims against First Kuwaiti and ordered relator Bud Conyers to submit his claims against KBR to arbitration. See related KBR instances, “KBR Employee Sentenced for Accepting Kickbacks”, “United States v. Mazon, et. al. (Fraud)”, “Guilty Plea in Iraq Kickback Scheme”, and “Government Fraud Counterclaims in LOGCAP Dispute”.

Misconduct Type
Government Contract Fraud
Enforcement Agency
Non-Governmental
Contracting Party
Defense - Army
Court Type
Civil
Disposition
Pending
Date of Complaint
1/8/2014
Contractors Involved Penalty
Total
KBR $0
Further Information Released
Complaint 1/28/2014
DOJ Press Release 1/28/2014

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Federal Contractor Misconduct Database