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Iraq / Halliburton Overcharges #743874

NBC Evening News for Friday, Dec 12, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: David Gregory) The Pentagon audit finding that Halliburton is overcharging for fuel deliveries in Iraq featured; statements from Halliburton and presidential candidate Howard Dean quoted. [President BUSH – says we expect that money to be repaid.] [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD – says there may be a misunderstanding between the company and subcontractors.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Lisa Myers) The Pentagon’s discovery of problems with the work of Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg Brown & Root on its contract for feeding the US troops in Iraq featured; cost figures cited; details given about discrepancies at four facilities in Iraq, including unsanitary conditions. [Kellogg Brown & Root government relations George SIGALOS†- comments.] [Representative Henry WAXMAN††- comments on Halliburton’s overcharging & not providing quality services.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Gregory, David;
Myers, Lisa

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