According to the Justice Department, it has brought 237 criminal cases from November 2005 to September 2014 arising from war-zone misconduct — often contracting and procurement fraud.
In a period when the nation has spent freely to support wars on multiple fronts, prosecutors have found plentiful targets: defendants who bill for services they do not provide, those who steer lucrative contracts to select business partners and those who use bribes to game a vast military enterprise.
The Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan estimated that between $31 and $60 billion was lost to waste and fraud during U.S. operations in those countries.
Chump change in the Era of the Chump, but still you’d think people would be in jail, right? Expect any Democrat Congressmen to go to prison? Of course not silly; not when there are lesser scapegoats. Like the more than two dozen individuals have been charged with abusing a National Guard recruiting incentive program in which soldiers could claim bonuses of a few thousand dollars for each person they said they had recruited. But prosecutors said soldiers repeatedly cheated the system by claiming bonuses for bogus referrals.
This cost the country a few hundred thousand dollars! I’m not condoning the actions of these men. But I know how to recognize when the smoke bombs have been thrown by the Department of Justice.
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