… WASN'T A PIG AT ALL … Feds give millions in contracts to firms owned by fictitious people
The businesses subcontracted all the work to other companies, then took the federal dollars without paying the companies doing the work.
The case illustrates how little federal officials know about where goods and services they purchase come from, with one Whitehead firm selling ammunition to the Army, according to government contracting records, thus raising questions about whether bullets of dubious quality wound up in soldiers' hands.
It also highlights the lack of scrutiny of those receiving contracts under set-asides for small businesses and minorities, who simply self-certify, and who the government is pressured to source goods through over established vendors, even for goods like ammunition, which few fly-by-night firms are legitimately equipped to manufacture or supply.
The fake companies included the Encompass Group, which is registered to a ramshackle house in Maryland, touted its status as a black-owned firm and got contracts to do work for everything from teaching English to selling furniture, the Washington Examiner found.
The schemes are made easier by lax oversight of subcontracting by the government. Though the information is supposed to be submitted, federal databases include subcontracting information for only a small percentage of all contracts.LET ME UNDERSTAND THIS … THE NSA, IRS, HOMELAND SECURITY AND OTHER GOVERNMENT SPONSORED ENTITIES ARE SPYING ON U.S. CITIZENS … SOMEBODY MUST BE ON DRUGS!!!!