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    Ex-Worker At Halliburton Unit Guilty Of Fraud

    Ex-worker at Halliburton unit guilty of fraud
    Former employee accepted kickbacks from Iraqi company seeking contracts

    Updated: 9:12 p.m. ET Aug. 19, 2005

    PEORIA, Ill. - A former employee of a Halliburton Co. subsidiary pleaded guilty Friday to accepting more than $100,000 in kickbacks from an Iraqi company in exchange for securing it a U.S. military construction contract, prosecutors said.

    Glenn Allen Powell, 40, of Cedar Park, Texas, will be sentenced Nov. 18 in federal court for major fraud against the United States and violating the anti-kickback act. He faces 10 years in prison on each count and up to $1.25 million in fines.

    “He’s very sorry about what he did. He made a mistake and he wants to make it right,” said Powell’s attorney, Samuel Bassett.

    Powell, who was fired after an internal investigation, has repaid part of the money to Halliburton and plans to repay the rest, Bassett said.

    Prosecutors say Powell was a subcontracts administrator for Halliburton subsidiary KBR Inc., which provides engineering and other project management services for the military.

    In exchange for $110,300 in kickbacks, Powell recommended the Iraqi company for a $609,000 subcontract to renovate four buildings into office and warehouse space, prosecutors say. Prosecutors declined to name the company.

    “A government contract is not a license to steal,” U.S. Attorney Jan Paul Miller said in a statement. “The public should be able to trust that the individuals who implement government contracts do so honestly.”

    Halliburton has removed the Iraqi company from its list of subcontractors and given the military a credit for the amount of the kickback, spokeswoman Melissa Norcross said.

    Vice President Dick Cheney headed Halliburton from 1995 to 2000, and Democratic members of Congress have repeatedly questioned whether Halliburton and its subsidiaries received favorable treatment because of its connections. Cheney and other administration officials have denied Cheney had any role in Halliburton’s government contract work.

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    imagine my shock

    "Have you seen all those article and pictures of Bush "at home on the
    ranch" in Crawford - the ones that imply that he is "just an ole
    ranch hand" more comfortable on the family homestead than in the "Big
    City," be it Austin or D.C.? Well, if you bought this image, you've been royally snuckered.

    The Bush family homestead in Crawford is nothing more than an elaborate set. The house, built in 2000, was designed to be ready for Bush to step into - like a set awaiting an actor - during the 2000 presidential election.

    Not only was the "ranch" created in 2000 - so, essentially, was the "town" of Crawford!

    Before then only about 400 people lived in the area. The Crawford Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture were formed shortly
    after the ranch was finished."

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