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Criminal investigators suspect hundreds of US Army soldiers exploited a recruitment program to receive illegal kickbacks worth more than $29 million, lawmakers and officials said.
The scale of the potential fraud was "astounding" and ranks as one of the largest criminal probes in the Army's history, said Senator Claire McCaskill, who held a hearing on the scandal.
An Army audit has found that more than 1,200 recruiters had received payments that were potentially fraudulent, defense officials said.
reply to post by TDawgRex
I was thinking that myself. More than most areas of life, failures in the military are top down failures, right?
The whole ship of state needs tightened up, from the Cannons down to the Keel, as it were.
It always amazes me how corruption spreads like cancer and when it is detected and found, it is shockingly bad like this.. The lure of getting some fat payments like that can turn almost anyone to "join the club". Where else has this corruption spread that we don't know about? I wonder.. It is visible almost everywhere already. These times we are in right now are straight jacket crazy..
reply to post by alienreality
I've served three decades and have often wondered how things go from a idea to being implimented, all without being actually thought about.
This is one of those things. I even bitched about it at the time, but was blown off. If a dumbass like me can see the loopholes and possible/likely fraud, why can't others?
Strange how it is fraud when the lower echelons do this but
When the Senators do it it is a loop hole!
And why are you up at O Dark thirty?!