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Feds: Kuwaiti logistics firm fugitive from justice

ATLANTA (AP) - Federal prosecutors are calling a Kuwaiti company that was paid billions to supply food for the U.S. military in Kuwait and Iraq a "fugitive from justice."

Prosecutors said in a motion filed late Monday that the Public Warehousing Co. "contemptuously contends that it is not subject to the laws or courts of the United States" but asserts in press releases that it looks forward to its day in court.

The company, also known as Agility, claims that prosecutors defied U.S. law on the proper way to serve the company with the charges. It said that the motion "substitutes rhetoric for legal analysis."

The company is the military's main food supplier in Kuwait, Iraq and Jordan. It is charged with bilking the U.S. of at least $68 million.

Its attorneys have been trying to broker a settlement with prosecutors.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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