This Defense Department contractor pulled one scheme against the Military Industrial Complex that has all hell breaking loose

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The United States’ defense budget has ballooned to astronomical levels in recent decades.

That’s caused the Military Industrial Complex to spiral completely out of control as certain elites and corporations are now operating in their own self-interest.

And now this Defense Department contractor pulled one scheme against the Military Industrial Complex that has all hell breaking loose.

Rand Paul calls our military budget a “sacred cow”

Former Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) was always one of the loudest critics of the Military Industrial Complex for decades.

The former Congressman has said that the expansion of U.S. military power around the world created a “great threat, because we occupy so many countries,” and it is making us “broke.”

Near the end of his political career, his son, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), stepped in and began to take the torch.

In a press conference in early 2023, Senator Paul called the defense budget an idol that was taking control of decision-making in Washington, D.C., and said it was time to make a change.

Paul was seeking common ground with the Democrat Party, suggesting that to get the welfare state under control, “Republicans would have to give up the sacred cow that says we will never touch a dollar in military [spending].”

Now a man in California is showing us exactly what happens when government spending programs become too much to handle.

California man supplied “counterfeit” fans for nuclear submarine

Earlier this year, Steve H.S. Kim was accused of defrauding the U.S. Department of Defense in charging documents that were filed in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Francisco. 

Kim was charged with multiple felony counts including wire fraud and selling counterfeit goods.

Prosecutors in the case alleged that Kim had provided fan assemblies to the Defense Department’s Defense Logistics Agency that were “either counterfeit or that he misrepresented were new fan assemblies when in fact they were used or surplus fan assemblies.”

The fans weren’t for some basic use, like a bathroom vent on a military base. 

According to the charging documents, they “were installed or intended to be installed in. . . a nuclear submarine, a laser system on an aircraft, and a surface-to-air missile system.”

The government says that he was motivated by “increased profit.”

“Swindling our military is a sure way to find oneself in jail”

Kim has now pleaded guilty to the charges, and he is facing a long prison sentence for the scheme. 

According to the Department of Justice, the California man faces sentencing on July 17 and he could end up serving 30 years in federal prison.

U.S. Attorney Ismail Ramsey celebrated the plea agreement saying that he will be an example to other potential fraudsters. 

“Swindling our military is a sure way to find oneself in jail,” he said. 

“This office is always on the lookout for fraudsters and will prosecute anyone caught cheating our military by providing products that endanger our service people or compromise our readiness,” he added.

The charges were a result of an investigation by the Army Criminal Investigation Division’s Fraud Field Office. 

Special Agent in Charge, Keith Kelly said that the investigation showed “the importance of our federal law enforcement partnerships,” and “that by working together we can identify, prosecute, and dismantle” fraudulent enterprises. 

This should bring renewed scrutiny to the Defense Department’s budget, and bring fresh calls for intensifying audits of our military expenditures.

US Political Daily will keep you updated on any developments to this ongoing story.