By Scott Bronstein and Drew Griffin, CNN
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Washington (CNN)The federal agency in charge of helping the disabled find work may lose the vast majority of its contracts after a CNN investigation found it mired in widespread fraud, mismanagement and corruption.
The newly introduced Senate National Defense Authorization Act states strong concerns about the integrity of the agency, called the AbilityOne program, and its outsourced management agency, SourceAmerica. Sources have told CNN SourceAmerica unfairly awards contracts based on inside connections, such as granting lucrative deals to companies with executives who also sit on the board of SourceAmerica.
A former SourceAmerica lawyer even characterized the organization's leadership as the "mafia" in reference to what she described as rampant bid-rigging.