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December 26, 1990 | JOHN HURST and RONALD B. TAYLOR, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Tens of millions of dollars in Los Angeles mass transit construction contracts intended for small, struggling businesses owned by minorities or women are going to firms that do not appear to be disadvantaged or allegedly have acted as "fronts" for non-minority firms, The Times has learned. The "disadvantaged business enterprise" program has not worked as intended largely because of loopholes in federal rules and poor enforcement by local transit officials, records and interviews show.
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December 26, 1990 | JOHN HURST and RONALD B. TAYLOR, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Tens of millions of dollars in Los Angeles mass transit construction contracts intended for small, struggling businesses owned by minorities or women are going to firms that do not appear to be disadvantaged or allegedly have acted as "fronts" for non-minority firms, The Times has learned. The "disadvantaged business enterprise" program has not worked as intended largely because of loopholes in federal rules and poor enforcement by local transit officials, records and interviews show.
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