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Congressional witness testifies about FCA seal provision

Alan Grayson, the attorney of record for plaintiffs who accuse KBR of defrauding the government in Iraq War contracts, testified before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime Terrorism and Homeland security. Grayson urged Congress to limit the time that False Claims Act cases can remain under seal. The law provides for a 60 day period, but the government can request extensions.

Grayson was one of several witnesses who appeared before the Subcommittee on June 19, 2007 to testify on “War Profiteering and Other Contractor Crimes Committed Overseas.”

Grayson’s concern is that the government fails to pursue these cases and “buries” them under seal. The Justice Department disputes that characterization.

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