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A congressional investigation has revealed a technology contractor won questionable government contracts with 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.

"They found that just before opening Strong Castle, Castillo filed for a "disability rating" with the Veterans Administration, citing a "foot injury he suffered in 1984" -- 27 years ago -- while playing sports at a military prep school.

That rating enabled Castillo to register Strong Castle as a "service-disabled, veteran-owned small business," eligible for preferential treatment in bidding competitions.

"Understand -- never served a day on active duty, went to a school at taxpayers' expense and had a minor injury that didn't keep him from going on to play college ball."

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http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57591030/probe-irs-con......

... all this while the VA resists upgrading me from 50 to 60% due to combat related infirmities.

~aj
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