NASA Says Google Execs Got $5.3M DOD Fuel Discount

Law360, Los Angeles (December 11, 2013, 10:37 PM EST) -- Google Inc. executives were inadvertently given a deal of up to $5.3 million on jet fuel for the planes they keep at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif., according to a report released Wednesday by NASA's inspector general.

H211, the company that manages Google’s executive jets, paid the rate meant for NASA missions on fuel it bought from the U.S. Department of Defense because of an administrative miscommunication over what the planes were being used for, according to the report.

Though the gas price...
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