Friday, April 01, 2005

Case Closed -- Keep Spending Money

Former Housing Secretary Henry Cisneros pleaded guilty back in 1999 to charges he lied to the FBI about paying money to a mistress. He paid a $10,000 fine. That wasn't fine with the investigators. They're still investigating the case -- at a cost of $21 million to taxpayers so far.

To top it all off -- Mr Cisneros got a Presidential pardon more than four years ago.

But 10 years after the investigation opened, independent counsel David M. Barrett is blazing through money at the rate of a cool $1 million every six months.

Let's see: $21 million to get a $10,000 fine. Beware when Washington does math. (Houston Chronicle)

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