A former employee of a Tennessee defense company is accused of sleeping with an Air Force contracting officer to secure Iraq contracts.
Eric W. Barton, who worked for EOD Technology Inc., which won at least $2.5 million in Iraq contracts, is accused of having a six-month relationship with Air Force Capt. Sherrie Remington, who at the time was in charge of awarding some contracts for work in Iraq, The San Antonio Express-News reported Nov. 11.
A report by the U.S. Army urges the company be debarred, which means the company — which has been escorting military supply convoys in Iraq — would not be allowed to get any more government contracts, the newspaper said.
From 2005 through spring 2006, when the affair was allegedly taking place, the company’s contracts increased from $3.8 million to $106 million.