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Another IRS Official Takes the Fifth ...
« on: June 26, 2013, 01:30:25 PM »

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Re: Another IRS Official Takes the Fifth ...
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2013, 02:28:04 PM »
The background. Playing the system for all its worth plus some evidence why taking the 5th might be necessary in this case:

CBS News) WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service got some more unwanted attention Tuesday, but not for targeting political groups. This time, a congressional investigation has revealed a technology contractor won questionable bids worth up to $500 million.

Braulio Castillo began winning hundreds of millions of dollars worth of contracts with the IRS within months of founding his technology company Strong Castle in early 2012.

"We've found the kind of wrongdoing that should have caused this contract to be cancelled," said Republican Darrell Issa, who chairs the House Oversight Committee, which investigated Castillo's rapid rise.

They found that just before opening Strong Castle, Castillo filed for a "disability rating" with the Veterans Administration, citing a "foot injury he suffered in 1984" -- 27 years ago -- while playing sports at a military prep school.

That rating enabled Castillo to register Strong Castle as a "service-disabled, veteran-owned small business," eligible for preferential treatment in bidding competitions.

"Understand -- never served a day on active duty, went to a school at taxpayers' expense and had a minor injury that didn't keep him from going on to play college ball," Issa said.

Castillo, who lives in Virginia, also chose carefully where to locate Strong Castle: "In the heart of Chinatown," says his company website.

It's a formerly blighted area now bursting with shops and restaurants, but Chinatown is still designated a government "hubzone," which meant Castillo's company qualified for even more priority in bidding

Yet when investigators visited Strong Castle's offices repeatedly, no one was there. Investigators said it appeared Castillo's wife "manipulated employee timesheets" to make it appear that workers spent more time there.

Castillo denies the allegations, telling CBS News in a statement, "Throughout our work with the IRS, we have never received any improper preferential treatment and have competed fairly for every contract that we have received."

The committee told the IRS about their findings several months ago, but officials there said it would be too disruptive to cancel a contract worth $260 million. Castillo and IRS officials have been called to testify Wednesday.


http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57591030/probe-irs-contractor-won-up-to-$500-million-in-questionable-bids/
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Re: Another IRS Official Takes the Fifth ...
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2013, 04:24:39 PM »
Hmmmmmmmmmm   very interesting.

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Re: Another IRS Official Takes the Fifth ...
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2013, 04:34:55 PM »
Everyone gaming the system. Government employees as well as their civilian beneficiaries who no doubt make the apprropriate donations.....all on the backs of the working taxpayer. Should be hanging every one of the bastards

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Re: Another IRS Official Takes the Fifth ...
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2013, 05:09:07 PM »
Everyone gaming the system. Government employees as well as their civilian beneficiaries who no doubt make the apprropriate donations.....all on the backs of the working taxpayer. Should be hanging every one of the bastards

Right!!!!!!!!!!!! If there wasn't all these government bureaucracies, there wouldn't be anything to game. The EPA, IRS, Department of Education, Department of Energy, and the Post Office needs to go, asap. Even at their best, they are nothing but red tape, wasteful spending, and totalitarian in nature.

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Re: Another IRS Official Takes the Fifth ...
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2013, 06:28:35 PM »
Everyone gaming the system. Government employees as well as their civilian beneficiaries who no doubt make the apprropriate donations.....all on the backs of the working taxpayer. Should be hanging every one of the bastards

I'll bring the rope!
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Re: Another IRS Official Takes the Fifth ...
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2013, 10:50:17 PM »
I'll bring the rope!


Greta showed the testimony from today...  talk about must-see TV.. would have preferred FOX spend the afternoon on this instead of Zimmerman.

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Re: Another IRS Official Takes the Fifth ...
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2013, 11:37:11 PM »
Garden-variety corruption and abuse of office here.


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