Justice wins procedural ruling in Agility case
The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the U.S. Justice Department last week in a procedural ruling in the alleged fraud case against the Kuwaiti logistics firm Agility.
Agility and an affiliated company received $7.7 billion from prime vendor food contracts with the United States related to the delivery of food and warehousing in the Middle East.
In an ongoing criminal case, the 11th Circuit declined Agility's request for a review of a U.S. District Court ruling the Justice Department lawfully served the company with a notice of summons and indictment.
The 11th Circuit said it lacked jurisdiction over the appeal and granted the government’s motion to dismiss the appeal.
In a statement, Agility noted “the court did not examine the allegations against Agility or the question of whether the Justice Department acted lawfully and properly.”
It said it “remains committed to trying to resolve the dispute through dialogue with the Justice Department, but is prepared to defend itself vigorously if those discussions are not fruitful.”
Agility said it “continues to believe the case involves a civil contract dispute and should not be a criminal matter. Agility's prices, suppliers and business practices were disclosed to, approved and routinely reviewed by its U.S. government customer.”