Management at Sandia National Laboratories called it a "mistake." Department of Energy investigators called it an intentional abuse, and slapped the Lab with a sizable fine. A still open question, being considered by Justice Department prosecutors is...was it a crime? Investigative Reporter Patrick Malone of the Washington-based Center for Public Integrity told KSFR's Dave Marash on HERE AND THERE, about a scheme to use taxpayer dollars that were supposed to go for research or development to lobby the Obama Administration to eliminate all competition for the job of managing Sandia National Labs.
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