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General Services Administration / Government Contract Corruption Probe #54408

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 22, 1978
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(Studio) Senate subcommittee on government affairs' hearings on possibility that GSA isn't enforcing honest dealings in government contracts noted.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(DC) General Services Administration officials' admission that there's pattern of corruption in government building repairs and maintenance noted. Details of testimony by contractors given; case of contractor Thomas Lowery, whose firm painted Pentagon section in 1973, cited as example [LOWERY - states discrepancies from year to year in measuring size of Pentagon area to be painted.] Other rip-offs in government agencies described; alleged payoffs to General Services Administration officials in charge of projects mentioned. [General Services Administration official Vincent ALTO - estimates costs of these corrupt practices.] General Services Administration implementation of new rules and grand jury probes of scandals in 2 cities noted.
REPORTER: Charles Gibson

Donaldson, Sam;
Gibson, Charles

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