(PRWEB) January 29, 2005
Kerry has accused the SBA of Âfostering an atmosphere that encourages widespread fraud and abuse in small business contracting.Â
KerryÂs demand for investigations at the SBA and new legislation to stem fraud in government small business contracting comes on the heels of a damaging report the SBA was forced to release last month. The SBA was forced to release portions of the report as a result of an ongoing lawsuit by the American Small Business League.
The SBA is refusing to release portions of the report that American Small Business League President Lloyd Chapman believes will show the SBA has been aware of blatant fraud in small business contracting for several years.
ÂOur investigations have found the SBAÂs own Office of the Inspector General found widespread fraud in federal small business contracting programs as early as 1995,Â said Chapman.
Some small business groups are blaming the lack of new legislation to address fraud and abuse in federal small business contracting programs on Representative Tom Davis, chairman of the powerful Government Reform Committee. DavisÂs district in Virginia is home to many of the firmÂs whose status as legitimate small businesses have been called into question by a series of government and independent investigations into fraud and abuse in federal small business contracting programs.
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For more information contact Lloyd Chapman, 707-789-9575