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IRAQ: US Army to Pay Halliburton Unit Most Disputed Costs
by By James GlanzThe New York Times
February 27th, 2006
Even though the Pentagon auditors identified more than $250 million in charges as potentially unjustified, the Army has decided to reimburse Halliburton for nearly all of its disputed costs on a $2.41 billion no-bid contract to deliver fuel and repair oil equipment in Iraq.

US: Defense Contractor Admits to Bribes
by Mark ShermanAssociated Press
February 24th, 2006
A defense contractor admitted Friday he paid a California congressman more than $1 million in bribes in exchange for millions more in government contracts in a scandal that prosecutors say reached into the Defense Department.

IRAQ: Baghdad's Green Zone Rents Now Match Mayfair
by Colin FreemanThe Telegraph
February 19th, 2006
They look like just another rundown Iraqi neighbourhood, but a row of houses in Baghdad's Green Zone are the ultimate proof of the maxim: "location, location, location."

US: Iraq Propaganda Effort a Mistake, Rumsfeld Says
by Mark MazzettiThe Los Angeles Times
February 18th, 2006
The Defense secretary says he ordered the planting of articles to stop after learning of it, although others have said the effort continues.

US: Judge Rules Iraq Security Contractor Disobeyed Court Order
by Brendan Kirby
February 18th, 2006
Firm principals, facing another case in Virginia, ordered to appear in Mobile for deposition.

US: Feds Seek 10 Years for Former Congressman on Bribe Charges
by Onell R. SotoSan Diego Union-Tribune
February 18th, 2006
Prosecutors have asked a federal judge to sentence former Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham to the maximum 10 years in prison for putting “a 'for sale' sign upon our nation's capital” and taking more than $2.4 million in bribes.

US: Witness Faults Custer Battles Billing Practices
by John E. MulliganThe Providence Journal
February 17th, 2006
Hugh B. Tant III, a retired general, testifies in a whistleblower trial against the Rhode Island-based company that an invoice seeking a $3.7-million profit for work in Iraq "appeared to be fraud."

IRAQ: Australian Wheat Mission About Repairing Relations
ABC Rural
February 17th, 2006
Trade Minister Mark Vaile will lead the trip with AWB boss Brendan Stewart, despite news overnight that the Iraqi Grains Board will stick to its decision to suspend trade with AWB.

IRAQ: Wheat Executives 'Helped Key Iraq Official'
by Robin
February 17th, 2006
Australian executives used their positions as government-appointed advisers in Iraq to ensure the post-war survival of one of dictator Saddam Hussein's top trade officials.

IRAQ: Corrupt Iraqi Boss Promoted to Top Post in Australian Wheat Deal Lure
by Marian WilkinsonThe Sydney Morning Herald
February 17th, 2006
Autralian attempts to secure postwar contracts were part of Operation Hunta, and involved Autralian Wheat Board managers and AWB officials seconded to the occupation government in Iraq.

US: Witness Faults Billing Custer Battles Billing
by  John E. MulliganThe Providence Journal
February 17th, 2006
Hugh B. Tant III, a retired general, testifies in a whistleblower trial against the Rhode Island-based company that an invoice seeking a $3.7-million profit for work in Iraq "appeared to be fraud."

IRAQ: Bribes Offered in Australian Wheat Lobbying Drive
by Marian Wilkinson and Cynthia BanhamThe Sydney Morning Herald
February 16th, 2006
An Australian government appointee to the US-led occupation government in Iraq attended a secret meeting with a businessman who had offered to bribe "influential people" in the new regime to secure wheat contracts.

IRAQ: A Permanent Basis for Staying
by  Tom Engelhardt Tomdispatch
February 16th, 2006
Nothing could be more concrete - though less generally discussed in our media - than the set of enormous bases the Pentagon has been building in Iraq. Quite literally, multibillions of dollars have gone into them.

US: Firm's Clients Benefiting from Contracts
by Matt KelleyUSA Today
February 15th, 2006
Republican Sen. Arlen Specter directed millions of dollars to companies represented by a lobbying firm headed by the husband of a top Specter aide.

IRAQ: Australian Corruption And 20,000 Iraqi Infant Deaths
by Dr Gideon
February 15th, 2006

IRAQ: Australia May Be Forced to Suspend Wheat Monopoly
by Owen BrownDow Jones Newswires
February 15th, 2006
Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Mark Vaile, who defended the AWB's monopoly during a World Trade Organization gathering of trade ministers in Hong Kong in December, has attempted to separate the wheat exporter's privileged sales position from the ongoing inquiry into its business dealings with the former Saddam Hussein regime in Iraq.

US: Day in Court for Custer Battles
by Pauline Jelinek Associated Press
February 15th, 2006
Whistleblowers Robert Isakson and William Baldwin are suing their former employer, Custer Battles, accusing company officials of defrauding the U.S. government of about $50 million while doing security work in Iraq.

US: Security Company on Trial for Fraud
by John E. MulliganThe Providence Journal
February 15th, 2006
Defense contractor Custer Battles is accused in a whistleblower suit of war profiteering.

IRAQ: BHP's '$US100m Loan' for Saddam
by Dan Silkstone,The Age
February 14th, 2006
BHP executives planned a $US100 million loan to Saddam Hussein's regime in a bid to curry favour and gain rights to explore a massive Iraqi oil field, the Cole inquiry was told.

IRAQ: Billions Wasted
by Steve
February 12th, 2006
Billions of dollars are unaccounted for, and there are widespread allegations of waste, fraud and war profiteering.

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