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EEOC

EEOC

Fluor Federal Global Projects, Inc., Fluor Corporation, and Fluor Enterprises, Inc. (collectively “Fluor”), purported global leading provider of maintenance, procurement, engineering, and construction solutions to clients around the world, including the U.S. military, unlawfully terminated an employee because of his disability, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it recently filed.

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DOJ

DOJ

A San Diego civilian defense contractor is accused of repeatedly meeting with and receiving cash payments from a woman tied to Chinese intelligence services while he worked on several classified and proprietary projects, including unmanned surveillance aircraft used by the U.S. military, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court.

Shapour Moinian, 66, was a U.S. Army helicopter pilot, serving for 23 years in the military, before switching to a career in defense contracting, according to the complaint.

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The defendants' Marc Baier, Ryan Adams, and Daniel Gericke are accused of working as senior managers at a UAE-based company that conducted hacking operations on behalf of the government. Prosecutors say the men provided hacking and intelligence-gathering systems that were used to break into computers in the United State and elsewhere in the world.

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Professional Overseas Contractors

Professional Overseas Contractors

Kelley Beaucar Vlahos — The names Lynddie England, Janice Karpinski and Charles Granier became synonymous with the Abu Ghraib torture scandal. But we know now that those who directed the torture from the Pentagon, who set the conditions on the ground in that prison, were never held truly accountable. The only ones who did time were the low-ranking National Guardsmen and intelligence officers. Then-Brigadier Gen. Karpinski (who didn’t go to jail but was relieved of her command and was demoted in rank) was clearly the scapegoat among the top brass.

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An American military contractor was sentenced today to 51 months in prison for her role in a theft ring on a military installation in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Varita V. Quincy, 35, of Snellville, Georgia pleaded guilty on Oct. 13, 2020, to one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States and commit theft of property of value to the United States and one count of making false statements. According to court documents, Quincy admitted that, between April 2015 and July 2015, she and others conspired to and did steal the property of value to the United States including generators, a truck, and other items worth over $150,000. Larry Green, one of her co-conspirators, negotiated the sale of the stolen property with a third-country national middleman, who in turn facilitated the sale of the items to unknown persons in Kandahar.

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According to GAO, SOC LLC, of Chantilly, Virginia, protests the issuance of a task order to Janus Global Operations, LLC, of Lenoir City, Tennessee, under request for proposals (RFP) No. 19AQMM19R0112, issued by the Department of State for protective guard services, static guard services, and specialized security services to be provided at the U.S. Mission Somalia.

SOC argues that the agency misevaluated proposals and made an unreasonable source selection decision.

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dyncorp int

DynCorp International last week filed a protest with the Government Accountability Office over the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program, or LOGCAP V.

Earlier this month, the Army said it had awarded spots on the program to KBR, Vectrus, Fluor and a PAE-Parsons team. KBR, Fluor and DynCorp International were the incumbents on the previous version of the program.

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Private Security Contractors detained in Haiti

Post Date: February 20, 2019 | Category: Justice Abroad

Private Security Contractors on a government mission in Haiti, Chris Osman and Chris McKinley were arrested this weekend in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on conspiracy charges.

Also arrested in the same group was a former US Marine named Kent Kroeker and several Serbian contractors identified as Bajavic Danilo, Vlad Jankovic and three others named Estera Michael, Daniel Dustin, and Burton Talon. 

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Fluor accused of overcharging the government

Post Date: February 4, 2019 | Category: Justice Abroad

Afghanistan

Fluor whistleblowers: Calls, audits name Greenville management in defense contract fraud

A federal lawsuit filed by six whistleblowers claims that Fluor Corp. overcharged the U.S. government by hundreds of millions of dollars under a government contract for logistics and army base operations in Afghanistan between 2009 and 2016.

The allegations, which focus on Fluor's management team in Greenville and will be heard at the federal courthouse in Anderson, were under federal investigation for five years. The case was unsealed in October, and the company was served notice of the lawsuit at its headquarters in Irving, Texas, earlier this month.

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Afghanistan

Afghanistan

Ex-employees sue defense contractors Fluor and KBR in multi-million dollar fraud claim

By PHILLIP WALTER WELLMAN | STARS AND STRIPES — A group of six veterans is suing two military contracting companies, claiming they overcharged the government hundreds of millions of dollars for work in Afghanistan.

Fluor Corp., which provides services at 70 forward operating bases in northern Afghanistan, was served with the lawsuit this month after a five-year investigation. Former Halliburton Corp. subsidiary KBR, a Houston-based military contractor, was also named in the suit and served notice this month.

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