Thursday, August 16, 2007

I am SO in the wrong line of work

Not really. In the end, these folks got caught, and will see the inside of a jail for their curruption:

Aug. 16 (Bloomberg) -- A small South Carolina parts supplier collected about $20.5 million over six years from the Pentagon for fraudulent shipping costs, including $998,798 for sending two 19-cent washers to an Army base in Texas, U.S. officials said.

The company also billed and was paid $455,009 to ship three machine screws costing $1.31 each to Marines in Habbaniyah, Iraq, and $293,451 to ship an 89-cent split washer to Patrick Air Force Base in Cape Canaveral, Florida, Pentagon records show.

The owners of C&D Distributors in Lexington, South Carolina -- twin sisters -- exploited a flaw in an automated Defense Department purchasing system: bills for shipping to combat areas or U.S. bases that were labeled ``priority'' were usually paid automatically, said Cynthia Stroot, a Pentagon investigator.

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601070&sid=ardg6DwCCMFI&refer=home


Now we know that the Defense Department is spending billions every month. The question is how many other corrupt scams are raking in some of that cash. More accountability, please.

2 comments:

Distributorcap said...

the entire DOD, DOJ and BCF is one big scam ---- this whole war was started with Carlyle Group in mind....you know, Dad's outfit


(BCF=Bush Crime Family)

fairlane said...

why is it i never discover any cool loopholes?

the loopholes i find always end up costing me more money. that's not why loopholes were invented.