Sanders Highlights Fraudulent Military Contractor Payments

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) says the “US military paid 285 billion dollars over three years to hundreds of military contractors that defrauded the Pentagon over the same stretch of time,” the AFP reports.

Brandishing a 45-page January 2011 US Department of Defense report on the issue, Independent Senator Bernie Sanders called for "far more vigorous enforcement" by the US military "to protect taxpayers from massive fraud."

"The sad truth is that virtually all of the major defense contractors in this country for years have been engaged in systemic fraudulent behavior, while receiving hundreds of billions of dollars of taxpayer money," he charged.


The senator, who represents the small northeastern state of Vermont, highlighted a section of the report in which the Pentagon declared existing remedies as "sufficient."


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One response to “Sanders Highlights Fraudulent Military Contractor Payments

  1. Don

    If we have a Military or Government with these facts in hand and they don’t prosecute.This leads me to believe we have a corrupt and fraudulent Government.

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