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Justice Dept. May Pursue Halliburton Probe

Sat Nov 19,12:12 PM ET

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department is deciding whether to pursue an investigation into allegations of wrongdoing over how a division of the Halliburton Co. was awarded a contract in Iraq .

Sen. Byron Dorg, , ), D-N.D., released a letter Friday from Defense Department Assistant Inspector General John R. Crane that said the department‘s Defense Criminal Investigative Services is investigating the allegations and "has shared its findings with the Department of Justice ."

Last year the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers‘ top procurement official criticized Iraq-related work awarded to Halliburton by the Corps of Engineers. Bunnatine H. Greenhouse said her main objection was the issuance to Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg, Brown & Root of a no-bid, five-year contract to restore Iraqi oil fields shortly before the Iraq war began in 2003.

Dorgan said that the referral of the allegations for criminal investigation "add to the growing cloud of scandal that surrounds too much of the contracting effort regarding reconstruction in Iraq."

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