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Monday, July 19, 2010

Postal Contract with Goldman Sachs under Scrutiny

“When the U.S. Postal Service’s top marketing officer agreed to hire Goldman Sachs nearly two years ago without a written contract, top executives inside postal headquarters scrambled to make the unauthorized deal square with postal procurement rules. But the no-bid contract they eventually awarded to Goldman Sachs was backdated and was for the wrong kinds of services: The company was hired under a banking services agreement, but Goldman Sachs’ postal work didn’t have anything to do with banking, records show. And the idea to hire the banking giant came from a top former postal executive who also served on the board of directors for a company where Goldman Sachs was a big investor.” (Washington Times, Monday)

Par for the course.

FEE Timely Classic
“Corruption in Government? Shocking!” by Sheldon Richman