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Justice Department Investigating Arlington National Cemetery

July 1, 2011 by  

Justice Department Investigating Arlington National Cemetery

A U.S. Department of Justice investigation is intensifying the scrutiny of Arlington National Cemetery, which in already enduring ongoing Congressional inquiries. The Justice Department is conducting a broad criminal inquiry into the alleged mishandling of remains, fraud and falsification of records.

“A federal grand jury in Alexandria has been subpoenaing witnesses and records relating to the scandal at the nation’s most venerated military burial ground,” sources told The Washington Post. “In a report released last June, the Army inspector general found widespread problems at the cemetery: a dysfunctional management system; millions wasted on information technology contracts that produced useless results; misplaced and misidentified remains; and at least four cases in which crematory urns had been dug up and dumped in a dirt pile.”

Sources told the newspaper that the current investigation, conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Army’s Criminal Investigation Command, has been ongoing for at least six months.

“At a news conference at the cemetery Wednesday afternoon, Chris Grey, a spokesman for the Criminal Investigation Command, said that in addition to contracting fraud, investigators are looking into whether some grave sites were reserved against Army regulations. He also said the investigation is focused on a mass grave, discovered in October, that held eight sets of cremated remains,” the article read.

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  • Raggs

    Hum.. So the DOJ is crying about the mishandling of the cemetary while yet they oppose a christian symbol on the same property, for petes sake.

    I have a plan for the DOJ… GO SUCK AN EGG!

  • s c

    There is but one point to draw from this latest abomination, folks. Our federal government, whether it does what it does directly or ‘farms out’ its responsibility to private firms, it CAN’T be trusted to do ANYTHING right (we didn’t do it – THEY did it).
    To make matters worse, some morons who haunt this website are convinced that BIGGER government is the only solution to our woes. SHAME on Uncle Scam. And to the pukes who worship bigger government, start taking your prozac and your thorazine. You sunny beaches deserve it.

  • mickey

    So this is where obama is going to get his dead votes?

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