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Questionable Spending at Navy

Published: July 2, 2010, 3:52 pm, by admin

An article in The Navy Times looks at how an embarrassing financial scandal at the Naval Academy helped hasten the exit of the school’s superintendent, Vice Admiral Jeffrey Fowler.

Referring to a copy of an investigation report, the Times noted that academy officials working under Fowler “had created a ‘sham’ bank account.” It was set up, according to the article, “in April 2007, using $95,000 of corporate sponsorship money that the academy received for participation in” a 2006 bowl game.

The article also stated that other questionable spending probed by the report included “annual spending of $400,000 or more for academy-sponsored tailgate events at fooball bowl games over the past five years.”