Pentagon snared in govt sting as fake cops easily acquire $1.2mn worth of military gear

The US Department of Defense has been caught out selling large amounts of military supplies to a fake police department. The fake department was created by the US government itself to sniff out waste and fraud.

The Government Accountability Office issued a revealing report last week showing that the Pentagon sold more than 100 controlled items valued at $1.2 million to a fake police department set up by the government watchdog agency through the 1990s-era 1033 program, according to a report released by the GAO. The 1033 program allows local and state law enforcement to apply for excess equipment from the US military.

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  • Exile1981

    So all I need to do is invent a fictitious small town police force and I can by a MRAP and a M134?

    Heh guys I was just elected as chief of police for Diamond City Montana, anyone looking for a job as a deputy?

  • andycanuck

    This can’t be. I was in Utopia, Michigan just the other day.

  • tom_billesley

    Have they sold anything to Islamberg PD in the Catskills?

    • Watchman

      I believe the CIA has the contract for supplying all muslim organisations, even if it might be scaling back on the equipment in Syria.