A whistleblower exposed how the Army lost possession of six government-purchased fuel trucks, mainly due to improper contracting procedures, which cost the service about $1.34 million.
The Office of Special Counsel sent a letter to the White House and Congress on Wednesday, which included a June 2018 Army report and its own findings regarding the revelation, making it public for the first time.
“Whistleblowers play such a critical role in ensuring taxpayers’ money is not misused,” said Special Counsel Henry Kerner in a press release. “In this case, because a whistleblower spoke up, the Army is now taking steps to recover assets worth more than a million dollars. [Office of Special Counsel] is proud to work with whistleblowers to ensure taxpayer money is not wasted or mismanaged.Read more here.