(HalliburtonWatch.org) -- The U.S. Army on Tuesday awarded Halliburton's KBR subsidiary (Kellogg Brown & Root) a troop logistics contract for the Balkans valued at up to $1.25 billion, despite an ongoing federal criminal probe into the legality of the company's existing Balkans contracts.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) opened a probe last year into allegations by Bunnatine Greenhouse, a senior contracting specialist with the Army, who said Halliburton's troop logistics work in the Balkans was 'out of control.' The Army opened an investigation into her allegations last year.
Greenhouse's attorney, Michael Kohn, is calling for an independent organization, outside of the Pentagon, to investigate charges of cronyism regarding Halliburton's contracts. 'This needs to be done by an outside agency,' he told the Associated Press last year. A report from Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) found that President Bush has repeatedly appointed individuals with Republican political backgrounds to serve as nonpartisan inspectors general at federal departments and agencies.
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