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By Michael P. Orsi
Edward Snowden should declare his patriotism in court
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Russell Wodiska
Ambrose Oliver was strapped for cash when his girlfriend suggested he move from Arizona to Maryland, go into business with her uncle and his associates, and go after minority set-aside contracts. Three years later, Mr. Oliver is back on the Navajo reservation, still stinging from the disappointment of plans gone awry.
The majority partner of the company running the D.C. Lottery had boasted on its corporate website of general contracting experience from federal jobs it did not perform for government clients who had never heard of it, according to a review by The Washington Times.
"Ambrose, you told me when we met that you were a service-disabled vet," he wrote in late June 2007. "Can you tell me a little more about your injury?"
"Not to worry," Mr. Wodiska wrote. "I will take care of paying for the class. The sooner you let me know about the books, the easier it is to order online and get them to you."