Thursday, March 12, 2015

"Everybody" Gets Rich

Couch change in the great war grift, but still.
The largest nonprofit contractor working for the U.S. Agency for International Development during the height of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan billed the government $1.1 million for staff parties and pricey retreats — three of them held at one of the poshest destinations on the East Coast, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Pennsylvania.

International Relief and Development Inc. of Arlington, Va., collected hundreds of millions of dollars to work in the war zones and help impoverished nations around the world. At the same time, its executives were using IRD’s government overhead account to fund the parties and retreats between 2007 and 2010, according to financial records provided by IRD to The Washington Post.

I'm sure the grift was worse than that, but some things are easier to identify than others.