Friday, October 17, 2008

Open Gouging

Top GOP Fund-Raiser Tied to Iraq Fuel Contract

by: James Glanz and Michael Luo, The New York Times

Rep. Henry Waxman released documents on Thursday alleging that a top McCain fund-raiser has been overcharging the military for fuel deliveries in Iraq. (Photo: Sam Hurd)

The Democratic chairman of a House investigative committee presented documents to the Pentagon on Thursday alleging that a top Republican fund-raiser, Harry Sargeant III, has made tens of millions of dollars in profits over the last four years because his contracting company vastly overcharged for deliveries of fuel to American air bases in Iraq.

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