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Matt Singer on May 4, 2006 - 6:20pm
They're bilking the federal government, but it is tough to think of a cruder time for fraud by government contractors. The Katrina clean-up is being seen as a chance for contractors to clean-up. Their tools? Layers of contracting, with each layer taking a cut; overstating mileage claims; mixing debris to inflate invoices; and double-billing.