June 26, 2013
The Internal Revenue Service got some more unwanted attention Tuesday, but not for targeting political groups. This time, a congressional investigation has revealed a technology contractor won questionable bids worth up to $500 million.
Braulio Castillo began winning hundreds of millions of dollars worth of contracts with the IRS within months of founding his technology company Strong Castle in early 2012.
“We’ve found the kind of wrongdoing that should have caused this contract to be cancelled,” said Republican Darrell Issa, who chairs the House Oversight Committee, which investigated Castillo’s rapid rise.