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Fat Leonard Escapes – then Recaptured! US Navy Procurement Fraud Back in Headlines

Fat Leonard, the businessman who corrupted hundreds of US Naval Officers, has been recaptured in venezuela after skipping house arrest in San Diego.

Drive for Efficiency Savings in Government … Again …

The new UK Prime Minister will not find it easy to release "efficiency savings" from government spend.

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With this Bad Buying website we aim to shine a fearless spotlight on the things that go wrong with corporate buying and procurement – failures, frauds and f**k-ups, as I like to say. That does also mean highlighting and celebrating some of the positive ways in which organisations can avoid Bad Buying, as well as sticking the boot in when criticism is deserved. Fraud and corruption are also prevalent in the world of buying, and too often public and private sector bodies globally get away with some truly awful buying processes, practices and decisions that rarely get exposed and analysed. We aim to address that, and as any entrepreneur will tell you, we learn more from our mistakes than our successes. So we hope Bad Buying can help in that way too!

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