(Worthy News) - The Marine Corps did not properly account for nearly $1 billion in transactions, even though the secretary of Defense and his aides gave speeches and awards celebrating the Marine Corps for successfully accounting for all the money it received and spent in 2012, according to a report made public by the Government Accountability Office on Monday.
When auditors in the Pentagon's Office of Inspector General noticed accounting problems, the office's management pressured team leaders to approve the audit, according to the GAO report and internal emails reviewed by the Center for Public Integrity.
Defense's deputy inspector general, Daniel Blair, reportedly told his colleagues "to do what it takes" to ensure the desired results. [ Source ]
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