- AbilityOne is under investigation after allegations of fraud
- Federal investigators are specifically looking at accusations of bid rigging, favoritism
- Officials at AbilityOne, SourceAmerica deny allegations of wrongdoing
(CNN)A federal grand jury is examining the nation's premier program that provides work for people who are severely disabled, after a series of CNN investigative reports detailing allegations of corruption and cronyism in what sources say could be the biggest fraud case ever in a U.S. government agency.
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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.