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How A Contractor Cashed In On Iraq

Documents shed new light on allegations against Virginia-based Custer Battles. A $33,000 food order in Mosul was billed to the U.S.-led interim gover

Documents shed new light on allegations against Virginia-based Custer Battles.

A $33,000 food order in Mosul was billed to the U.S.-led interim government of Iraq at $432,000. Electricity that cost $74,000 was invoiced at $400,000. Even $10 kettles got a 400 percent markup.

Documents unearthed as part of a whistleblower suit against Fairfax, Va.'s Custer Battles reveal for the first time the extent to which the defense contractor is accused of gouging the Coalition Provisional Authority, which governed Iraq following the U.S. invasion of the country in 2003... read on

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