Monday, December 22, 2003

Halliburton Refuses to Release Evidence

WASHINGTON (AP) Halliburton's own auditors warned of problems with the company's contract to deliver fuel in Iraq even before Pentagon investigators raised similar concerns, a Democratic presidential candidate says.

Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-Conn., said a Pentagon official told him Halliburton was refusing to turn over copies of the internal audit, which Defense Department investigators found but did not copy.

Halliburton spokeswoman Wendy Hall said the internal audit was confidential and a Pentagon auditor may have broken the law by reading it. Hall said the audit neither warned of excessive fuel charges nor pointed out possible violations of federal regulations.


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