More than $24 billion in stimulus funds went to contractors and grantees who owed the government hundreds of millions of dollars in tax debts, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.
The GAO identified 3,700 contractors and grantees who received stimulus funds, despite collectively owing the government $757 million in back taxes. The investigative report, which came at the request of Senators Tom Coburn, R-Okla., Carl Levin, D-Mich., Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, Max Baucus, D-Mont., and Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, will be released at a hearing Tuesday of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.
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