Agility plans to fight fraud charges
Kuwait-based logistics giant Agility has won a brief postponement from a U.S. court in a fraud case brought by the U.S. government, according to a Washington Post report Friday.
The government is alleging Agility submitted inflated bills and false claims under contracts through which it has supplied $8.5 billion in food and other products to the American military in Iraq, Kuwait and Jordan over the past six years.
On Friday Agility convinced a federal court in Atlanta to delay the case until Dec. 1, indicating it plans to fight the indictment. Agility has retained two U.S.-based law firms, Jones Day in Georgia and Vincent Elkins in Washington.
The logistics company, which initially denied the charges, said in a statement that it is examining 'whether the government followed the law when providing notice of the charges.”