Inspector General Goes Postal

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Peter Byrne, author of Going Postal: U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein's Husband Sells Post Offices to His Friends, Cheap, has a piece in the East Bay Express about the new OIG report about CBRE's contract to manage the Postal Service's real estate portfolio.  Byrne's report on CBRE was probably the motivation for the OIG's investigation, so his new article is well worth … Read More

Government says company part-owned by Feinstein’s husband abuses post office contract

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David Dayen: CBRE, a giant real estate company partially owned by Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s husband Richard Blum, is costing the U.S. Postal Service millions of dollars a year in lease overpayments, and its exclusive contract should be immediately canceled, the service’s Inspector General has found. Eyebrows rose when the USPS made the contract with CBRE in June 2011 for all real estate transactions. Blum chaired … Read More