Despite finding a pattern of overpricing by C&C Industrial Supply, the Belle Glade company that sold GCI the toothpaste, the prison system continues doing business with the company. Florida Comptroller Gerald Lewis was never notified of the findings despite the fact that C&C has done over $608,000 worth of business with the DOC and other state agencies in the past three years.
GCI's purchasing manager, who approved the purchases is a personal friend of the C&C president. Their relationship was a key issue in the investigation, yet the manager was never disciplined. The inspector general is now conducting a probe into the DOC's buying habits.
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