Military contract fraud on the rise, not enough resources to reduce corruption

FORT BELVOIR, Va. - Since the wars in Iraq and…

FORT BELVOIR, Va. – Since the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan began, the Army’s contracting budget has exploded from $46 billion in 2002 to $112 billion in 2007.  Also on the increase is double-billing, bribes, kickbacks and corrupt companies and officials to whom these contracts are being awarded.

However, there aren’t nearly enough investigators to catch all the crooked companies and Army investigation chiefs are urging for a dramatic increase in agents to fight contract fraud.  For more information on this, click here and return back to comment.

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