Thursday, March 21, 2013

More Stimulus Fraud

Anyone surprised?

I'm thinking we need to root out more government waste and fraud at all levels of government and start really paring down costs.

Contractor charged with obtaining $2M from stimulus funds by fraud
By Guillermo Contreras - Express-News

On the heels of a report that the Veterans Affairs Department wasted $2.2 billion in taxpayer money last year, a Navy veteran appeared Wednesday in federal court in San Antonio on charges he lied about his company's qualifications to the VA to get $2 million in contracts for work at one of its hospitals.

Jonathan Patrick Saunders was indicted by a federal grand jury March 6 on six counts of wire fraud and two counts of aggravated identity theft.

Saunders, of Colorado, is president and co-owner of Saunders MEP Inc., which has been awarded government contracts around the country, including one for building construction projects at the VA Hospital in Kerrville, which is at the center of the indictment.

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