Thursday, March 29, 2007

GAO Investigators “Meet” with USACE Officials

Because that’s what investigators do. They “meet” with you:

Government Accountability Office investigators are meeting with Army Corps of Engineers officials here and in Washington, D.C., to discuss drainage pumps that were installed before the start of last year's hurricane season even though they apparently were defective.

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Anu Mittal, the GAO's director for water resources, said a large team of investigators has been assembled "to get it done expeditiously" to satisfy a request by U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu to have a report in hand by the middle of May.

In a March 15 letter, Landrieu, D-La., asked the GAO, Congress' investigative and auditing arm, to look into "disturbing suggestions of possible improper influence" in how the job was awarded and handled.
Middle of May. Mark your calendars.

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