By John Lee.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has requested that Kellogg Brown and Root (KBR) disclose volumes of internal documents relating to a confidentiality agreement staff were asked to sign which allegedly violates US law.
According to The Washington Post the allegations suggest that an agreement staff were asked to sign required them not to cooperate with government investigators. If proven, this would constitute a violation of the False Claims Act.
A spokesperson for KBR commented on the allegations:
“KBR does not prevent its employees from reporting perceived misconduct. KBR actively encourages legal and ethical compliance through a vigorous code of business conduct. With KBR’s active cooperation, law enforcement has interviewed hundreds of current and former employees without difficulty. KBR cooperates fully with government investigations. We self-report instances of misconduct and assist in reaching an appropriate resolution.”
(Source: The Washington Post)