Did Ex-State Dept. IG Protect ArmorGroup?
The reports raised concerns about weapons shortages, poor training, lewd behavior and hazing incidents committed by private security guards working for ArmorGroup North America.
The State Department was first warned of the allegations two years ago, but nothing was done, according to a CBS News investigation reported Tuesday night. Correspondent Sharyl Attkisson report revealed that former CIA executive director Buzzy Krongard, the brother of former State Department Inspector General Howard Krongard, was on ArmorGroup's board of directors.
"There's no way to know what would have happened without the possible conflict of interest, but watchdogs say had the ArmorGroup allegations been aggressively investigated then, it might have prevented two years worth of fraud, waste and security risks being alleged today," Attkisson concludes.
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| September 30, 2009; 11:00 AM ET
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