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Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Your Tax Dollars (not) At Work

Your Tax Dollars (not) At Work

No wonder the Iraq reconstruction fund is tapped.

A criminal complaint unsealed in federal court in Washington on Wednesday alleges a web of corruption and bid rigging in Iraq by officials who worked with the now-defunct Coalition Provisional Authority

...A government affidavit alleges that in one instance, the officials rigged bids for contracts in Hillah and Karbala, two cities 50 to 60 miles south of Baghdad. In some cases, Bloom’s companies performed no work, Patrick McKenna Jr., an investigator for the U.S. special inspector general for Iraq, said in the affidavit.

...Bloom or companies he controls made bank deposits of $353,000 on behalf of at least two CPA officials and bought them real estate in North Carolina as well as vehicles and jewelry worth more than $280,000 in 2004 and 2005, McKenna said.


You'd think a bunch of people so keen on defrauding the treasury would be less hostile towards taxes...




wing tip to dailykos

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