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Red-Tape Scandal Hits Veterans Administration

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You've heard about good ideas getting caught in red tape. But would you believe the government actually buys red tape? The department of Veterans Affairs buys tape with the word "security" printed on it, to discourage tampering. Apparently, nobody heeded the warning. Now there's a red-tape scandal. Investigators say a VA employee took more than $115,000 in kickbacks from the company that made the tape.

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

You've heard about good ideas getting caught in red tape, but would you believe the government actually buys red tape? The Department of Veterans Affairs buys tape with the word security printed on it to discourage tampering. Apparently no body heeded that warning and there is now a red tape scandal. Investigators say a VA employee took more than $115,000 in kickbacks from the company that made that red tape.

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