U.S. Army, unaware of dealer's past, awarded contract
By Eric Schmitt
Published: June 25, 2008

WASHINGTON: When the U.S. Army last year awarded a contract worth up to nearly $300 million to a tiny Miami Beach munitions dealer to supply ammunition to Afghanistan's security forces, it overlooked a very checkered past.

A congressional committee revealed Tuesday that by the time the army awarded the bid, State and Defense Department officials had canceled or delayed at least six earlier contracts with the company, AEY Inc., for poor quality or late deliveries.
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