OIG Audit Says Army Misspent $7.5M In Helicopter Contract

Law360, New York (September 3, 2013, 5:13 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Army violated the Federal Acquisition Regulation when it paid a foreign subcontractor millions of dollars in an advance payment for helicopter parts and services that it did not need, according to a government audit published Friday.

The Army Contracting Command-Redstone failed to properly procure the overhaul of five Pakastani Mi-17 helicopters because the contracting officer allowed for advance payments, according to the audit, which was done by the U.S. Department of Defense Office of Inspector General.

“The contracting officer believed there was an exception...
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