04 April 2014

Agency accused of covering up misuse of Afghanistan funds | RallyPoint.com

By Leo Shane III, Staff Writer
Copyright: www.militarytimes.com

Officials from the U.S. Agency for International Development denied reports that they are covering up fraud and abuse of reconstruction funds in Afghanistan, saying that necessary steps are taken to protect American taxpayers’ investments there.

But in testimony before Congress on Thursday, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko said USAID officials have routinely trusted corrupt Afghan ministries with billions in funds, then brushed aside questions surrounding how that money has been used.

Members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee called the accusations disturbing, especially given the rapid drawdown of American troops in the country and multibillion-dollar investment the U.S. has made there.

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1 comment:

  1. What do you expect when you use contractors that are just barely out of the stone age?