Skip to comments.House Republican says IRS awarded 'inappropriate' contracts
Posted on 06/25/2013 2:55:15 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
A Virginia company inappropriately secured hundreds of millions of dollars worth of contracts from the Internal Revenue Service based on false statements and personal ties to an IRS official, the top Republican investigator in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Tuesday.
The report said Strong Castle's president, Braulio Castillo, relied on a friendship with an IRS contracting official, Gregory Roseman, to win business. It said the company made false statements to beat rivals for the work.
The cost of Strong Castle's 2012 contracts to the IRS, including for work in future years, could reach nearly $500 million, the report said.
Oversight committee Democrats, in their own report, said Roseman and Castillo did not disclose their friendship and that evidence obtained in the investigation "indicates at least an appearance of impropriety" between the two men.
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That’s nice. What are they going to do about it?
Well as long as they are not a Christian company and they don’t have Patriot in their name what could possibly be wrong?
Time for someone (on the Congressional committee, not the IRS) to take a close look at the source selection documentation that shows how this contractor was selected over other competitors. Would make for very interesting reading.
Keep hitting them. From all sides.
Talking about a conflict of interest, there was an article on the WSJ , entitled the political Mr. Comey.
Mr. Comey is Obama’s appointee to head the FBI. Mr. Comey puts Mr. Spitzer to shame for political prosecutions, but Mr. Comey’s real attraction to Democrats is that he is a Republican (in name only). But Mr. Commey’s political prosecutions are nothing compared to the conflict of interest in the Valerie Plame case against Scooter Libby.
Mr. Comey was the person who persuaded Ashcroft to step aside and let Comey appoint the special prosecutor in the case, in order to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest in case Karl Rove became the target. Then Mr. Comey proceeded to appoint his son’s godfather, Patrick Fitzgerald.
Cronyism is a way of life for the Obama administration and their supporters. Comey might have been a Republican in name, but he was sure no friend of anyone in the Bush administration.