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Friday, January 21, 2005

Shades of Vince Foster

Dale Stoffel was a PA businessman until Dec. 8 when he was shot to death as he left the Taji military base north of Baghdad. The interesting connection is that Stoffel had recently alerted US officials of an alleged kickback scheme operated by the Iraqi Defense Ministry. Stoffel's firm, Wye Oak Technology, had a multi-million dollar contract to refurbish military equipment. Stoffel went public with his allegations in a December 3rd letter to our own Rick Santorum. A meeting with Santorum aides quickly followed the letter and then Stoffel was summoned to the Taji base to discuss his allegations. On his way out of the base, masked gunmen rammed his vehicle and executed him.

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