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DoD urged to investigate info ops, contractor

Air Force Times  March 2, 2012

Members of Congress called Thursday for the Pentagon to investigate military’s information operations programs and its top contractor in Afghanistan for failing to pay their taxes.

The request from Rep. John Tierney, D-Mass., the ranking member of a panel on oversight of the military, cited a USA Today investigation published Wednesday that showed that the owners of Leonie Industries, the top information operations contractor in Afghanistan, have liens against them for more than $4 million for unpaid federal taxes

“It is deeply concerning to me that the same company whose owners are not meeting their tax obligations has been awarded Army contracts that could surpass $130 million,” Tierney wrote to Lynne Halbrooks, the Pentagon’s acting inspector general. “Families in my district and across the country are playing by the rules and struggling to make ends meet. Any taxpayer funds directed to companies owned by tax evaders is offensive to them and rightly so. As such, I believe an investigation is clearly warranted.”

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March 2, 2012 Posted by | Afghanistan, Civilian Contractors, Contractor Oversight, Taxes | , , , | Leave a comment