Texas company illegally charged Energy Dept. $2.5 million in expenses

The Energy Department's Office of Inspector General has found that a Texas energy company likely charged the Department of Energy $2.5 million in extraneous expenditures ranging from spa services to lobbying costs. The watchdog identified more than $2.5 million in expenses Summitt Texas Clean Energy charged to project that they considered potentially unallowable. Summit was awarded a contract with the Energy Department in 2010 for a $1.7 billion cooperative agreement to work on the department's Clean Coal Power Initiative. According to the findings, the company charged the federal government for more than $1.2 million in potential lobbying costs and $1.3 million in potentially prohibited travel expenses

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Office of Fossil Energy approved $38 million to be distributed to the Texas Clean Energy Project, which was never built, without adequate documentation to ensure the money was used for intended purposes.

In one instance, more than $600,000 in consulting fees related to the project may have been charged for things such as spa services, limousines and first-class trips

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Summit was awarded a contract with the Energy Department in 2010. 
The department terminated the project with Summit in 2016.
Must be Trump's fault.

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4 minutes ago, JohnAtronis said:

Summit was awarded a contract with the Energy Department in 2010. 
The department terminated the project with Summit in 2016.
Must be Trump's fault.

Well, following the inspector general's review of Summit's excess charges, the company filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in October. That is just following Trump's business MO isn't it?

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20 minutes ago, Joanna said:

The Energy Department's Office of Inspector General has found that a Texas energy company likely charged the Department of Energy $2.5 million in extraneous expenditures ranging from spa services to lobbying costs. The watchdog identified more than $2.5 million in expenses Summitt Texas Clean Energy charged to project that they considered potentially unallowable. Summit was awarded a contract with the Energy Department in 2010 for a $1.7 billion cooperative agreement to work on the department's Clean Coal Power Initiative. According to the findings, the company charged the federal government for more than $1.2 million in potential lobbying costs and $1.3 million in potentially prohibited travel expenses

Good thing it wasn't $10 million.

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