Halliburton Investigation “Elevated to a Criminal Matter”

From Holden:

On Monday I did a post on the Army’s chief civilian procurement officer, Bunnatine Greenhouse, blowing the whistle on Halliburton’s no-bid contracts.

Now the FBI is picking up the case:

The FBI has begun investigating whether the Pentagon improperly awarded no-bid contracts to Halliburton Co., seeking an interview with a top Army contracting officer and collecting documents from several government offices.

The line of inquiry expands an earlier FBI investigation into whether Halliburton overcharged taxpayers for fuel in Iraq, and it elevates to a criminal matter the election-year question of whether the Bush administration showed favoritism to Vice President Dick Cheney’s former company.