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Mon Apr 16, 2018, 09:29 AM

How in the world are taxpayers paying for Alfa Romeos and Bentleys?


The contracts — Legacy Afghanistan, Legacy Kabul, Legacy South, and Legacy East — became known as the Legacy Afghanistan R&D program.

An audit by the Defense Contract Audit Agency, however, revealed that one of the subcontractors for Legacy East, New Century Consulting Limited, billed over $50 million in questionable costs to the Army. In an August letter to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, McCaskill demanded answers on the Legacy East contract.

The audit found taxpayers wound up paying for seven luxury cars, including Porsches, Alfa Romeos, a Bentley, an Aston Martin, and a Land Rover. Additionally, the significant others of the CEO and CFO were kept on the payroll as “executive assistants,” according to McCaskill’s office. In 2012, the average salary of these assistants reached roughly $420,000 each, despite the fact that they worked from home and never traveled to customer locations, with no documentation to prove they performed any work, McCaskill’s office said.

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/2018/04/14/how-in-the-world-are-taxpayers-paying-for-alfa-romeos-and-bentleys-senator-pushes-army-leaders-on-afghan-contracts/

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Response to orson (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 09:53 AM

1. Waste and fraud in the federal defense budget? Who could possibly have guessed?

I guess if it were time for me to run for re-election in a purple state, having staff dig into the defense budget would be low risk-high reward way to mine for headlines.

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Mon Apr 16, 2018, 01:04 PM

2. So this has been going since at least 2012 and it's just now coming out.................

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