British military commander under investigation by U.S. for $130 million unsupported costs

A company, run by one of Britain’s best-know military commanders is now under investigation by the United States Government relating to his firm New Century Consulting for $130 million of unsupported costs paid to the company by the U.S. to train Afghan security forces. Colonel Tim Collins founded New Century.

New Century is the subcontractor in a Pentagon contract held by a U.S. company Imperatis. A recent financial audit of that company conducted by the US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, identified $130 million in “questioned” costs paid to New Century.

Under the contract, New Century sent counterinsurgency advisers, many of them British, to Afghanistan to run an intelligence mentoring and training program for the Afghan National Security Force. New Century denies wrongdoing and is challenging the results of the audit.

Jeffrey Newman represents whistleblowers