UPDATE: Agility suffers new indictment in US case

Latest blow for Middle East logistics company, states report.


Agility has suffered another blow with its US court case for the alleged overcharging on multi-billion dollar military contracts, with a recent report claiming that US authorities have slapped the logistics firm with a new indictment.

Details of the latest indictment are currently under seal, stated a Reuters report, although US Magistrate Judge Alan Baverman is expected to make a ruling in the next couple of days on whether the information could be unsealed.

"I will get an order out either granting the government's motion to unseal the superseding indictment or defending the defendant's motion to keep it under seal for seven days,” he commented.

Agility has been in talks with the US Department of Justice to resolve the initial indictment, with accusations that it overcharged the US Army over 41 months on US$8.5 billion in contracts to provide food to soldiers in Iraq, Kuwait and Jordan. It has issued a statement that describes the fresh indictment as “regrettable”.

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