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Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction Will Continue Work

The U.S. military presence in Afghanistan is coming to an end, but John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, says that with billions of federal dollars still flowing into the country, the need for oversight isn’t. SIGAR’s mandate from Congress is to oversee the expenditure of any federal funds in Afghanistan. The Biden […]
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Electric Substation Contractor Admits to Fraud in Afghanistan Bid

Saed Ismail Amiri of California has pleaded guilty to defrauding the government of Afghanistan of over $100 million provided by the U.S. Agency for International Development for development of the country’s electric grid. In 2015, Amiri’s company Assist Consultants Incorporated bid on USAID contracts to construct five substations to connect the regional grids of power […]
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Recruiters Charged for Promoting Unqualified Translators for Afghanistan

Six contractor employees have been charged with fraud for allegedly recruiting and deploying unqualified linguists to translate between English and Dari or Pashto, for the U.S. military in Afghanistan. According to the allegations, Mezghan Anwari, Abdul Latifi, Mahjoba Raofi, Laila Anwari, Rafi Anwari, and Zarghona Alizai knowingly recruited linguists who lacked the minimum language proficiency […]
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Former CEO Charged in Schemes to Defraud U.S. Government Related to the Conflict in...

Paul Daigle, the former CEO of a government contractor based in Huntsville, Alabama, has been charged with schemes to defraud the Department of Defense regarding contracts related to the war in Afghanistan. Daigle allegedly mapped employees to labor categories on government contracts for which the employees did not meet minimum qualifications, resulting in the government […]
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