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MARCH 21--While we normally don't post dry government audits, this one by the Department of Enegy's inspector general is a real beaut. Seems that the agency, due to a downsizing at facilities like the Nevada Test Site, has sold off excess property to a Las Vegas-based non-profit group for bargain basement prices--so low, in fact, that the deals were "not in the best interest of the taxpayers," according to the IG's audit (key excerpts of which you'll find below). While TSG does not have a need for a front-end loader, we sure would have paid more than the 17 cents Energy brass scored, on average, for equipment like that. And we would have offered at least five clams for that $9310 copier that went for a shiny nickel. (6 pages)