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Thursday, October 13th, 2011

10/13/11 Breaking News:
City of Houston to Open Pricing Fraud Audit/Investigation of Office Depot/U.S. Communities contract not honoring best price clause

City of Houston Controller’s Office-Auditors Office has informed whistle-blower David Sherwin that they are opening an investigative audit of Office Depot for pricing fraud/overcharging on the U.S. Communities contract. Dallas County has found $1.8 million in fraudulent billing and Detroit Public Schools has found $5.2 million in Office Depot vendor fraud. Dallas and Detroit found that Office Depot violated the requirement to provide the lowest-best price-most favored pricing to those agencies under the now discredited U.S. Communities agreement.

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