One final flak jacket reference
By: Richard Brewer-Hay
A report issued yesterday by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) looked at the issue of military goods that were either stolen or not disposed of properly turning up on online sites. The GAO conducted its investigation between January 2007 and March 2008.
eBay VP and Deputy General Counsel for Government Relations, Tod Cohen, testified on this issue yesterday before the House Subcommittee on Government Oversight and Oversight Reform Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs. Jim Buckmaster, CEO of Craigslist, also testified.
Since 1995, eBay has created the most proactive and comprehensive policies to combat the sale of illegal items, covering over 60 classifications of prohibited and restricted items, including banned military items, firearms, prescription drugs, counterfeit goods and drug paraphernalia. More information about eBay’s policies on military items can be found here.
Further, it was pointed out that during 2007, eBay’s Global Law Enforcement Organization assisted law enforcement agencies around the globe in 66,132 investigations and assisted law enforcement in the arrest or conviction of 518 individuals linked to 375 unique investigations.
To read the official overview and full testimonies of all participating individuals in yesterday’s hearing, please click here.