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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

DOD audit found Iraq contracts failed to meet anti-fraud guidelines
Garrett Eisenhour at 12:00 AM ET

On May 22, 2008, the US Department of Defense Inspector General's Office reported that the US military had failed to ensure that over $8 billion in Iraq reconstruction contracts awarded between 2001 and 2006 complied with federal anti-fraud laws. In October 2007, the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR) had reported that the US State Department could not account for most of the $1.2 billion that it had paid to a private contractor hired to train Iraqi police forces. That announcement came just six months after the SIGIR told the US Senate Judiciary Committee that investigators would be employing stricter standards when dealing with companies performing contract work in Iraq that engage in war profiteering.

Read an overview of the Iraq War in Features.

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