EGL, Inc. of Houston, Texas, has paid the United States $300,000 to settle allegations that the company’s local agent in Kuwait overcharged the military for rental charges on shipping containers to Iraq.
The suit arose from a whistleblower action filed under the qui tam provisions of the False Claims Act.
EGL was a subcontractor of KBR, the prime contractor for logistical support of overseas military operations.
The Dept. of Justice’s June 19, 2007 press release contains additional details.