On July 31, 2006, an employee of the Louis Berger Group, a contractor handling some of the most important U.S. rebuilding projects in Afghanistan, handed federal investigators explosive evidence that the company was intentionally and systematically overbilling American taxpayers.
Neither the whistleblower's computer disk full of incriminating documents nor a trail of allegations of waste, fraud and shoddy construction, however, prevented Louis Berger from continuing to reap hundreds of millions of dollars in federal contracts.
One can almost smell the money trail to various people in charge of these contracts.
One also has to wonder just how many of the contracts won were no-bid contracts.
And note the treatment this company is getting: this inquiry is being handled in a "sealed court case", far from the prying eyes of desperately deserved public scrutiny!!