Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Military housing contractor ignored dangerous filth and misled Air Force, investigation shows

Mold, asbestos, and other toxics

While U.S. service members risk their lives fighting for our country, many of their families live in dirty and dangerous homesAn investigation by CBS News and Reuters has found one of the military's largest housing contractors apparently misled the Air Force to qualify for millions of dollars in bonus payments. The FBI is now investigating.
Balfour Beatty Communities manages 40,000 homes on 55 military bases across the country, and its performance bonuses are estimated to potentially be worth about $800 million over decades-long contracts. At installations like Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, those bonuses are partially based on data provided by Balfour Beatty -- but documents show some of that data was falsified.
Paige and Nick Ippolito met while serving in the Navy at Tinker Air Force Base in 2015. The pair quickly moved in together, and chose a house on base managed by Balfour Beatty Communities. 
"The house was a mess to begin with," Nick said, adding that "The floor downstairs was destroyed completely," and that doors wouldn't close properly. "You name it, there's probably something I could've found wrong with it," he said. 
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