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Navistar Accused of Bilking $1.3 Billion in Defense Contract

  • Unsealed 2013 whistle-blower complaint posted to federal court
  • U.S. told court in September filing it would partly join case
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Navistar International Inc. and its defense unit are accused of bilking almost $1.3 billion from the U.S. government in connection with a contract for military vehicles used by American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Filed in 2013, the whistle-blower suit was made public Tuesday by the U.S. District Court in Washington. The federal government elected to join part of the suit in September, according to an earlier court filing that also was just made available.