Rep. Duckworth Lays Smackdown on IRS Contractor for Claiming Veterans Disability

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I know it didn’t happen in a boxing ring, but this is what they call a TKO. Here is part of the description from NPR

It is one of those rare Congressional exchanges that’s both dramatic and compelling: Yesterday during a House Oversight Committee hearing, Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), who lost her legs and use of her right arm when she served in Iraq, dressed down an IRS contractor who used his military disability status to receive government contracts reserved for disabled vets.

The catch? The Military Times reports Braulio Castillo claimed disability based on an injury he sustained at the U.S. Military Preparatory School nearly 30 years ago. The Times reports that Castillo broke his foot at the prep school, but went on to play football in college.

Ouch.

Editor’s Update: In case you didn’t catch it, Braulio Castillo actually received THE biggest contract in IRS history — $500 million dollars — which was awarded by a friend inside the agency.

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