With the federal government committing at least 23 percent of contracts to small business, how much is lost to fraud? An audit by the Department of Veterans Affairs found the VA awarded $500 million annually to ineligible veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses in a single year. Similarly, an audit by the Department of Defense of just 29 contractors found that the agency wrongfully awarded $827.8 million to ineligible small businesses. For more information about the government’s best tool to fight fraud, please visit Fraud in America, presented by Taxpayers Against Fraud.
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