Contractor Behind Bungled Embassy Construction Sends State Dept. List of Claims Totaling $375 Million →

It’s like a bad movie that never seems to end. First Kuwaiti General Trading & Contracting Company, the contractor responsible for bungling the construction of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, has sent the State Department a list of claims totaling hundreds of millions of dollars related to its work on that Embassy, according to people familiar with the situation.

Totaling over $375 million, the claims include $22 million for extra security, nearly $13 million for danger pay, and a hair over $4 million for food shortages. The claims come more than three years after the completion of the Embassy.

At the same time, government officials are calling for the State Department to seek a $132 million rebate from First Kuwaiti.

Read the entire outrageous story over on the POGO blog.