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Wednesday, October 15

mac dill

A while back, we posted several articles from the St. Petersburg Times on Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base as they related to Iraq expenditures. The St. Petersburg Times later reported that $20 million dollars had been "parked" at MacDill for use at another time. The St. Petersburg Times continues to follow up with More military funds scrutinized.
Pentagon officials are investigating allegations of a second case of the Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base hiding millions of dollars from Congress in its budget.

The latest allegation, Pentagon officials confirmed Wednesday, involves $25-million that Special Operations listed in its fiscal year 2004 budget, which took effect Wednesday.


Pentagon investigators already had been conducting an audit, or a preliminary investigation, into how Special Operations - at the Pentagon's request - inflated budget proposals in fiscal year 2003 to "park," or hide, $20-million from Congress.

In that case, Special Operations officials divided $20-million among six projects so the money would not attract attention, according to defense officials and documents obtained by the St. Petersburg Times.
So how much is this going to add up to and is this going on at other bases?


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