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Senior Navy Civilians Investigated in Alleged $1.6 Million Fraud Scheme w/ Rifle Silencers
The Washington Post ^ | 11/12/2013 | Craig Whitlock,

Posted on 11/14/2013 7:24:19 PM PST by DogByte6RER

rifle silencer photo: M16 assault rifle myweapon_M16.jpg Senior Navy civilians investigated in alleged scheme to defraud military for $1.6 million

Federal authorities are investigating three senior Navy intelligence officials as part of a probe into an alleged contracting scheme that charged the military $1.6 million for homemade firearm silencers that cost only $8,000 to manufacture, court records show.

The three civilian officials, who oversee highly classified programs, arranged for a hot-rod auto mechanic in California to build a specially ordered batch of unmarked and untraceable rifle silencers and sell them to the Navy at more than 200 times what they cost to manufacture, according to court documents filed by federal prosecutors

The purpose of the silencers remains a mystery. According to the court papers, one of the intelligence officials told a witness in the case that the silencers were intended for SEAL Team 6 , the elite commando unit that killed Osama bin Laden.

The case is the second ­contract-fraud investigation to entangle senior Navy intelligence officials in recent weeks.

On Friday, the Navy disclosed that Vice Adm. Ted “Twig” Branch, the director of naval intelligence, and Rear Adm. Bruce F. Loveless, the director of intelligence operations, are under investigation as part of an unrelated bribery scandal involving Glenn Defense Marine Asia , a Singapore-based defense contractor.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; corruption; cronyism; dod; fraud; gunsandammo; navalintelligence; navy; obamanation; sealteam6; silencers; suppressors
crony capitalism photo: Calvin and Hobbes ... Crony Capitalism cJJ7l.jpg Crony Capitalism ... as explained by Calvin & Hobbes
1 posted on 11/14/2013 7:24:19 PM PST by DogByte6RER
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2 posted on 11/14/2013 7:25:01 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

That cartoon looks commie propaganda to me.

Health and environmental regulations, evil ceos, anti business rant...


3 posted on 11/14/2013 7:30:55 PM PST by sagar
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To: DogByte6RER

That these were built by an auto mechanic or were homemade are both completely irrelevant. How much they cost to make is only relevant if this was a no-bid contract or sold on cost-plus terms.

Bribery, kickbacks, fraud and such are what is relevant. These are the things this administration has been doing with billions of tax dollars since day “won”.


4 posted on 11/14/2013 7:34:16 PM PST by unlearner (You will never come to know that which you do not know until you first know that you do not know it.)
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To: sagar

I’d be inclined to take it the other way. All his ranting and raving is meant to be seen for what it is. And it certainly doesn’t lead to a successful business with many sales.


5 posted on 11/14/2013 7:35:55 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: DogByte6RER

My favorite Calvin and Hobbes cartoon! Another is when Calvin’s dad convinced him everything before 1940 was all black and white.

I’ve got the Complete set of these cartoons, and when the artist quit drawing them I quit reading the comic pages.


6 posted on 11/14/2013 7:39:14 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: DogByte6RER

The Chicagoization and Detroitification of America are making measurable progress in the Navy.


7 posted on 11/14/2013 7:43:32 PM PST by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: Standing Wolf

DoD employee steers contract to brother is news. Senator steers massive contract to husband, crickets.


8 posted on 11/14/2013 7:49:42 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Clint N. Suhks; mylife; smokingfrog

Suppressor Ping.


9 posted on 11/14/2013 7:51:01 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Quick!
To the Transmogrifier!


10 posted on 11/14/2013 7:57:17 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: DogByte6RER

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0ah0X92wdY


11 posted on 11/14/2013 9:01:15 PM PST by Dogbert41 (Up yours NSA !)
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To: DogByte6RER
My favorite


12 posted on 11/14/2013 9:07:43 PM PST by Dogbert41 (Up yours NSA !)
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To: sagar
In all reality suppressors are cheap to produce a metal tube and a few baffles.

It is only the insane regulation in this country that cause such high prices.

Manufactures always inflate the retail the retail price.

If they get some party to buy them at that price they make more money.

The government got what they paid for so what.

If they didn't want to pay that they should have had a bunch of machinist mates turn them out for 8000.00 they are easy to make.

13 posted on 11/15/2013 3:41:29 AM PST by riverrunner
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To: DogByte6RER

The fact that this can happen only shows how the laws artificially inflate the prices of these items, items which should be standard for hearing protection.

Doesn’t the govt care about kids who shoot?


14 posted on 11/15/2013 4:41:00 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: riverrunner
The government got what they paid for so what. If they didn't want to pay that they should have had a bunch of machinist mates turn them out for 8000.00 they are easy to make.

Yeah, what the hell - let's get on the taxpayer gravy train. Kind of like when we were paying $60 a pop for "portable, hand-held, communications devices" otherwise known as #2 pencils.

15 posted on 11/15/2013 4:53:23 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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