The National Whistleblower Center issued the following Action Alert today:
Urge Attorney General Holder to Investigate KBR and Support Whistleblowers!
KBR, Largest Defense Contractor in Iraq About to Score Big Victory Against Whistleblowers
Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR) is sitting on documents that contain proof of millions of dollars in government contract fraud. A trial court reviewed these documents and found them to be “eye openers” and ordered their release. KBR filed an emergency appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit seeking to hide the documents. Unfortunately, at that stage of the case the Department of Justice sat silent. The whistleblower was on his own to fight the intense legal arguments filed by KBR, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and numerous other corporate lobby group. In a major setback in the fight against corporate fraud, the Court of Appeals granted KBR’s motion, allowing it to hide direct evidence of contact fraud.
In February the National Whistleblower Center asked the Action Alert Network to tell the DOJ and Congress to investigate KBR’s use of non-disclosure agreements which gag their employees from reporting fraud and misconduct. Congress listened. On November 20, members of Congress called on KBR CEO Stuart Bradie to come forward with information about the company’s non-disclosure practices on government contracting matters.
Tell Attorney General Eric Holder to file a petition to support the whistleblower’s Supreme Court appeal!