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As much as $9.5 million in federal stimulus dollars went to 14 zip codes in Virginia that don’t exist or are in other states, Old Dominion Watchdog (virginia.watchdog.org...) reports. The fake zip codes were listed on Recovery.gov, the federal Web site that is supposed to track how the stimulus money is being used.
In November, Ed Pound, director of communications for the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, said a rash of phantom congressional districts found on the website were the result of confusion by fund recipients, who apparently didn’t know who their congressman was.
As of October 31, 2009, the Recovery Board and the federal Inspectors General community have received 471 complaints of wrong-doing associated with Recovery funds
* 86 have triggered active investigations
* 14 cases have been accepted for prosecution.
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
It should be obvious that what we need is a new federal office charged with keeping track of the stimulus money. Staffed by no less than 50 people and funded with no less that 10% of the total stimulus cost or 1.5 billion.
Originally posted by endisnighe
reply to post by thisguyrighthere
But who will watch the watchers?
I say I am up for the position, I only need a compensation reminiscent of the GS bonuses.
IT IS ONLY FAIR!
Not me! I'll bet there will be some Obamaphile show up and give us some reason that this is a good thing.
Originally posted by blankduck18
Wait a second
Where are all the debunkers on this one?