Thursday, October 25, 2007

Joe AWOL on War Profiteering Prevention Act of 2007

I guess Joe really loves Halliburton and Blackwater. He didn't even bother to vote on the War Profiteering Prevention Act. Joe wouldn't want to hold war profiteers accountable. It's hard to imagine how Joe could just decide not to vote on a bill of such importance

10/9/2007--Passed House amended.

War Profiteering Prevention Act of 2007 - Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit profiteering and fraud involving a contract or the provision of goods or services in connection with a mission of the U.S. Government overseas. Imposes: (1) a fine of not more than $1 million and/or a prison term of up to 20 years for knowingly defrauding the United States or a provisional authority in connection with such a mission or for materially overvaluing any goods or services with the intent to defraud; (2) a fine of not more than $1 million and/or a prison term of up to 10 years for falsification or concealment, false statements, or false documents in connection with such contracts or goods or services.

Grants extraterritorial federal jurisdiction over war profiteering and fraud offenses. Permits venue for the prosecution of such offenses in any district where any act in furtherance of an offense took place or where any party to a contract or provider of goods or services is located.

Allows criminal forfeiture of property obtained from a war profiteering or fraud offense. Makes war profiteering and fraud a predicate offense for money laundering and racketeering offenses.

1 comment:

MIKE said...

In the immortal words of "Deep throat" "follow the money!". In this case campaign money.