- CNN exclusive: AbilityOne and SourceAmerica are under investigation
- AbilityOne program funnels about $3 billion per year of taxpayer money to fund contracts for goods and services
- Sources say the agency is allowing jobs to be taken away from disabled people
(CNN)The nation's premier federal program that provides work for people who are severely disabled is mired in widespread corruption, financial fraud and violations of the law, numerous sources tell CNN. And instead of helping the severely disabled find work, the taxpayer-funded agency is at times allowing jobs to be taken away from the disabled, the sources say.
The AbilityOne program was first created with ambitious, altruistic goals by President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Congress in 1938 to help give jobs to the blind.
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Disabled losing jobs
The Office of Inspector General has a tip line for anyone with information about AbilityOne or SourceAmerica. It is email@example.com or 800-409-9926.