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Federal Overbilling: Fraudsters in Ottawa's Eyes

Federal Overbilling: Fraudsters in Ottawa's Eyes

Advertising is enough to capture the imagination. A scam uncovered by Ottawa last Wednesday revealed that three technology sector consultants billed the same hours on the same files to 36 different federal departments and agencies.

This $5 million fraud highlights flaws in the government procurement system and blind spots in the contracting process.

In an interview on the program Behind the scenes of powerMinister Jean-Yves Duclos confirms that A A small portion of external contracts The government that will be involved in this fraud. There are nearly ten other cases already on its officials' radar.

they [les citoyens] They have the right to be shocked. We are all shocked, we are all angry. We wish these situations did not exist, but unfortunately they do, because that is the way human nature works.

Internal investigations into these alleged fraud cases began several years ago. These matters have nothing to do with Auditor-General Karen Hogan's damning report into the management of external contracts surrounding the design of the ArriveCan app, despite the involvement of the Department of Public Services and Procurement.