AP Enterprise: Army probes wide-ranging contractor fraud - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

AP Enterprise: Army probes wide-ranging contractor fraud

(Washington-AP) January 27, 2007 - The Associated Press has learned Army investigators have opened up to 50 criminal probes involving battlefield contractors in the war in Iraq and the US-led war on terrorism.

Senior contracting officials, government employees, residents of other countries and, in some cases, American military personnel have been implicated in millions of dollars of fraud allegations.

A spokesman for the Army Criminal Investigation Command says, "We take this very seriously." And, as Chris Grey puts it, "CID agents will pursue leads and the truth wherever it may take us," Grey has confirmed to the AP that all the probes "involve operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait."

These aren't the first such investigations. Battlefield contractors have been implicated in allegations of fraud and abuse since the war in Iraq began.

Posted 6:57pm by Logan Smith

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