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quaoar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:47 PM
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Audit finds anti-terror funds used to facilitate lawn-mower races in Texas
http://www.cbc.ca/cp/world/050108/w010832.html

Audit finds anti-terror funds used to facilitate lawn-mower races in Texas

11:45 PM EST Jan 08
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - An audit of Texas' spending of nearly $600 million in U.S. government anti-terrorism funds found some of the money was spent improperly, including to buy a trailer that was used to haul lawn mowers to "lawn-mower drag races."

The state auditor's office pointed out several cases in which poor monitoring by the Texas Engineering Extension Service may have allowed abuse.

One county bought 18 radios and other communication equipment from a company owned by one of its county commissioners, said the report released Thursday. Another jurisdiction used a trailer ostensibly bought as emergency equipment to haul lawn mowers to races, the report said.

State auditors have forwarded the case to their special investigation unit, which handles fraud, abuse and other criminal allegations.
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1. dupe, here's a link
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