If you’re going to commit a crime, it’s probably best not to brag about it. And it’s especially dumb to brag about your crime on the internet. But that’s precisely what happened when a defense contractor bragged on LinkedIn about bilking the Department of Defense out of money, according to new documents obtained by Gizmodo.
Gizmodo submitted a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the Department of Defense Office of the Inspector General for complaints submitted to their hotline. And the one below caught our eye (emphasis mine).
The text reads:
In a LinkedIn post below the person openly states that [redacted] company have deliberately defrauded the government by false billing. Direct text and Link[redacted] post are below.”
Sadly, we don’t know much about the crime, since the call was an anonymous tip to the Department of Defense waste and fraud hotline. And the most interesting bits have also been redacted by the government. The Department of Defense Office of the Inspector General also hasn’t responded to multiple requests for comment.