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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Bush Officials Manipulated Court Ordered Contracting Data

Bush Administration Court Ordered Contracting Data Doesn’t Add Up

June 12, 2008

Petaluma, Calif. – On May 19, 2008, United States District Court Judge Marilyn H. Patel ruled in favor of the American Small Business League (ASBL) and ordered the Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide the ASBL with more than 10,000 pages of data that listed the names of all firms that received federal small business contracts for fiscal years 2005 and 2006.

A preliminary review of the data by the ASBL and two third party experts has uncovered hundreds of dramatic and glaring discrepancies in the data, which indicate that Bush Administration officials manipulated the data to disguise the true volume of government small business contracts that actually wound up in the hands of Fortune 500 corporations and other large businesses.

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