Gun buyback corruption in Philadelphia
Story here. An audit of $800,000 in DoJ grants to run a guy "buy-back" program showed that nearly $480,000 was corruptly used. The director of the program gave himself a $85,000 pay raise (without asking the board of directors to approve), brining his total pay to over a quarter of a million a year. He also spent thousands on gas, hotel rentals, and clothing. It paid $44,000 in rental and utilities for a building it used one a month. And it could not account for $28,000 in gift cards that were not traded for a gun but could not be accounted for.
On the side, it obtained 2,871 guns ... at a cost of $279 per gun. Since it handed out $100 gift cards for each, that indicates that close to two-thirds of the money went to "overhead." For an operation where the police actually collected the guns, and the organization simply handed out the gift cards.