Not long after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, Randy “Duke” Cunningham redirected $4 million in terrorism dollars at the request of Brent Wilkes and Mitch Wade, the two guys who were bribing him (allegedly, in Wilkes’ case).
The money went to pay for a bullshit document-scanning program called Global Data Infrastructure Capture.
Mitch Wade boasted about it in Dec. 31, 2001 status report to Wilkes, who was then paying Wade hundreds of thousands of dollars for this kind of work:
This was Wade’s solution to the problem of a DoD official had been “playing games” with the money. In other words, it went to somebody else, for something more worthwhile.