Details of a Pentagon audit released Wednesday show a contractor hired to train Afghan security forces bought luxury vehicles, alcohol, and prohibited automatic weapons while making lavish overpayments to staff.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, D- Mo., published the Defense Contract Audit Agency findings of $50 million in questionable expenditures by New Century Consulting and asked Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to explain by Aug. 28 who was responsible for oversight of the contractor. She also wants to know what the Pentagon is doing to reclaim the costs.
New Century was hired as the prime contractor in 2013. McCaskill said another DCAA audit on the more recent expenses is ongoing and results are expected next year. When contacted by the Washington Examiner, New Century Consulting said it would be inappropriate for the company to comment on an ongoing matter.
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