Contractor Fraud Case Set to Begin:


The first civil fraud trial of contractors accused of war profiteering in Iraq goes to trial tomorrow, according to the Washington Post.  The contractors, Scott Custer and Michael Battles, are accused of “overcharging the government millions of dollars by running inflated expense billings through a series of shell companies they created.” The trial is expected to highlight problems within the Coalition Provisional Authority that ruled Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein’s government.