Thursday, August 16, 2007

War Profiteering, S.C. Style

It appears that a couple of patriotic South Carolinian have been busy helping with the war effort.

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

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The scheme unraveled in September after a purchasing agent noticed a bill for shipping two more 19-cent washers: $969,000. That order was rejected and a review turned up the $998,798 payment earlier that month for shipping two 19-cent washers to Fort Bliss, Texas, Stroot said.

The Pentagon's Defense Logistics Agency orders millions of parts a year. ``These shipping claims were processed automatically to streamline the re-supply of items to combat troops in Iraq and Afghanistan,''


Lovely, just lovely

3 comments:

Syd said...

Ugh. One can only hope they throw the book at this ...uh... person.

Good catch on this one. I didn't seee this make the corporate media in the state. Why am I not shocked.

Syd said...

i take it back. it did make it to the corporate media's attention finally.

david said...

Man I love people who abuse the government (and then complain about how much money the government needs).