Halliburton lawsuit lists Super Bowl party
September 11, 2006
WASHINGTON -- A lawsuit filed in Washington claims
that US taxpayers funded a big screen TV and snacks
that Halliburton Co. sent to Iraq for the 2005 Super
The lawsuit filed by a former Halliburton employee
also alleged that the Houston-based company defrauded
the government by double- and triple-billing for
Internet, food, and athletic services provided for US
soldiers, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday.
Halliburton officials said that the actions by KBR,
its division responsible for the military mess halls
in Iraq, were misinterpreted. The company said that
all of its Super Bowl activities were covered under
recreation and troop morale boosting clauses in its
The suit, the latest salvo involving Halliburton's
contentious multibillion-dollar services contract, was
filed under the False Claims Act, designed to prevent
war profiteering by allowing citizens to sue on behalf
of the government and recover a portion of damages.
Halliburton was run by Vice-President Dick Cheney from 1995-2000.