3 charged– including exec with past ties to Clintons– in alleged scheme to defraud Pentagon billions, DOJ says
These are no small potato crooks; they went directly for the juggler vein, trying to defraud the government not for 1,ooo’s or millon$ BUTT BILLION$.
Did they have some inside help?? Were there some over-stuffed envelopes being passed out to THEIR FRIENDS??
We all know the 1st thing a RAT does to save their ass and reduce their sentence, is to Spill the beans. It doesn’t matter if they are family or not. This may be the case in this situation. There is no honor among thieves!! The OLD Omerita THING that the HONORABLE criminals lived by has be flushed down the toilet years ago. It is non-existent. Every man for themselves.
Three Northern Virginia men –including one who reportedly celebrated New Year’s Eve in 1999 with the Clintons– were charged last week for their alleged roles in a scheme to defraud the Pentagon after receiving an $8 billion contract in 2012 to provide food and supplies to troops in Afghanistan, the Department of Justice announced.
Federal prosecutors said the three—all executives connected to Anham FZCO, a defense contractor based in the United Arab Emirates— knowingly gave false estimates of completion dates for a warehouse intended to provide supplies for troops in Afghanistan in order to win contracts. They allegedly provided “misleading photographs” to show that the project was further along than it was.
Am I missing something. Why does the USA have defense contractors based in foreign countries?? Having warehouses and other facilities for dispatching purposes, yes, BUTT the main headquarters, absolutely not. Is there something worn with that picture??
“Specifically, the indictment alleges that, in February of 2012, the defendants and others caused Anham employees to transport construction equipment and materials to the proposed site of one of the warehouse complexes to create the false appearance of an active construction site,” a Department of Justice statement read.
The company won the contract in 2011 to build warehouses at Bagram Air Field, but as the deadline approached, prosecutors said one warehouse was a concrete slab in the ground, and construction did not yet start on the second one, Stars and Stripes reported.
They had to be out there BLOWING the up-front-money.
Abdul Huda Farouki, 75, the former Anham CEO; his brother Mazen Farouki, 73; and Salah Maarouf, 71, pleaded not guilty on Thursday to eight counts each of fraud and violating sanctions against Iran, according to an indictment unsealed Thursday. The men were charged in Washington, D.C.
Abdul Huda Farouki and his wife were Washington socialites and donated to the Clinton family charity, The Wall Street Journal reported. The Washington Post reported that the former CEO celebrated New Year’s Eve with the Clintons in 1999 and was invited to a state dinner. The report pointed to a Bloomberg article that cited a government audit that found that Anham overbilled the Pentagon $4.4 million.
Over-billing 4.4 billion dollar$ is not just the slip of a pen.
The Journal first reported on the company allegedly moving equipment in a military contract through Iran, a possible violation of sanctions. The government said that the former CEO fired off an email to a senior defense official that “falsely claimed” senior management at the company were unaware of the transshipments.
I have always maintained, if the head of any organization claims they do not know what is going on in their company, they either have their head up the ass or they are pathetic liars.
Naturally, the company has denied all charges. Anham reportedly said it helped the U.S. save $1.4 billion by reducing prices.
GMAFB Anham; when did you ever see any company try to save the government money?? I just pissed my pants I laughed so hard.
NOWWWW, it will be a wait which one of the rats will squeal first to save their own ass, putting the Clinton Machine (if they are involved) right in the middle of this scam.
If I were AXED for my humble opinion, would I say TCM was involved?? BUTT what the hell do I know?? Will the truth ever come out?? That is anyone’s guess. They are some very powerful people that have managed to keep they neck out of the hang-man’s noose for decades.
Judge “The Hanging Judge” Roy Bean died too soon.