Stuck on Stupid…in Tennessee
Roll out every bad joke about government regluations and apply it to this tacky tale of tape thievery.
"Two government employees were charged Tuesday with taking kickbacks on the purchase of 100,000 rolls of red tape.
"Veterans Affairs workers Joseph Haymond and Natalie Coker were arrested in Murfreesboro and charged with taking bribes for buying the tape, normally $2.50 per roll, for $6.95 each, U.S. Attorney Jim Vines said in a statement.
"The two got kickbacks of a $1 per roll for purchases made between 1999 and 2001, [Vines] said. Altogether, Haymond and Coker allegedly made $100,000 apiece on the kickbacks. Each face up to 15 years in prison if convicted."
The case got stickier when one of the pair evidently committed suicide, leavin' his partner stuck holdin' the bag.
posted by Harrison at 6:22 PM