to reason with you is like talking to a mule.<quoted text>
The case for nepotism is weak? Look again the spouse of an employee recieved several contracts. Even worse, the person WHO awarded the contract is the Spouse of the contractor. Why don't you try and research your facts more closely? In private industry this type of behavior is "acceptable". However, in local, state and federal government, this type of business practice is not acceptable. Irregardless of the dollar value of the contracts! Your post claims "over the top"? I do not agree one bit.
I have no doubt there are other agencies that have ethical breaches, but no one is above the law and all SHOULD adhere to the law.