Should have read the entire piece.$200K for thermostats!
"You might be surprised to learn that Sayed Bilal Sadath Construction Company, the contractor who received the $300,000 overpayment, hasn't sent it back. And why would they? They were paid $200,000 for thermostats only worth $2,000,"
Sayad Bilal Sadath Construction Company (SBSCC) of Melbourne Australia has performed various projects for the US since 2002, contracts are in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
I wouldn't be surprised if this company was connected in some way to the CIA.
Not sure about your source__obviously you found the story's "idiots" version.