Friday, February 25, 2005

Fraud on the Defense Department

The local United States Attorney offices are not wasting any time in bringing cases of alleged defense fraud.  (See post here and here). In a press release of the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Colorado, "Bill Leone, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Colorado, and Steven O’Neill, Resident Agent in Charge of the Department of Defense’s Office of the Inspector General, announced" the indicment of an individual on "charges of mail and wire fraud for" allegedly "implementing a scheme to defraud the Department of Defense."   According to the press release the defendant is accused of causing "numerous invoices to be sent to the Department of Defense which falsely reflected that the goods had been shipped on the date invoiced." " The indictment alleges that" the accused "ultimately over-billed the Department of Defense on hundreds of items, and sometimes failed to deliver any supplies at all."


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