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Audit tells OSHA to Return $681,379 to Dubious Consultant

The Department of Labor’s Inspector General has criticized payments by federal OSHA to consultant Randy Kimlin, a former chemical company executive. Kimlin was closely connected to former OSHA Director Edwin Foulke, an appointee of former President Bush. The Washington Post reports that:

His work was illegally authorized without competition or proper authority from the Labor Department, the audit added. “There is potential criminal activity related to the audit findings,” said Jeffrey Lagda, a spokesman for the inspector general.

The Post goes on to add that Kimlin’s compensation was higher than that for Vice-President Cheney or any member of Congress during the period.

See the full Post article here.