Will $13M Scandal Lead USPS To Better Procurement Regs?

Law360, New York (June 7, 2011, 7:23 PM EDT) -- Did the U.S. Postal Service's lack of procurement regulations inadvertently help USPS officials carry out a $13 million bribery scheme over several years? Five Postal Service employees were indicted in May 2011 by a Detroit, Mich., grand jury for taking bribes and steering as much as $13 million in vehicle maintenance work to a private contractor. Could this scheme have been prevented, or caught earlier, if USPS had not abolished its procurement regulations in 2006?

The Alleged Bribes

The alleged bribes were given to officials in...
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