Afghan Contract Fraud Puts Troops At Risk Of Bomb Exposure

Law360, New York (October 11, 2012, 5:11 PM EDT) -- The watchdog for U.S. spending in Afghanistan warned NATO forces Wednesday that fraudulent reports by Afghanistan road-security contractors put coalition troops at risk for greater exposure to improvised explosive devices and other roadside bombs.

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John F. Sopko said his office SIGAR was investigating “potentially significant contract fraud” from a $361,680 deal with an Afghan company that was hired to place metal bars over water drainage systems and roadside holes to protect against bombs. Many of the reports are forged and...
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