U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders says he wants Vermonters to know that hundreds of contractors found to have defrauded the U.S. military are still doing business with the military.
Sanders made the comments after his office in Washington released a report that found defense companies that defrauded the U.S. military between 2007 and 2009 still received $285 billion in contracts from the Pentagon during the same period.
Sanders says the Defense Department needs to take more aggressive steps to ensure taxpayer dollars aren’t wasted.
Sanders says the bulk of the contracts went to 211 companies that had civil judgments against them or settled fraud charges of more than $1 million.
Sanders calls it a "sad state of affairs."