WASHINGTON, April 7 (RIA Novosti) – The US State Department has misplaced and lost some $6 billion over the past six years, mainly during the tenure of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to a released Inspector General report, cited by FOX News.
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) reports the missing funds have uncovered vulnerabilities in the management of contract file documentation, which apparently had started before Clinton became the US Secretary of State in 2009.
“The failure to maintain contract files adequately creates significant financial risk and demonstrates a lack of internal control over the Department's contract actions,” said the management alert, originally sent on March 20 and released just this week.
This situation “creates conditions conducive to fraud, as corrupt individuals may attempt to conceal evidence of illicit behavior by omitting key documents from the contract file,” the report said.
Contracts related to the war in Iraq, for instance, could not be found in 33 out of 115 instances, according to the report.
The Clinton family has not responded to the findings.