Report: Pentagon Paid $720 Million in Container Late Fees Over Last 10 Years

August 29, 2011 Updated Aug 29, 2011 at 6:54 PM EDT

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Report: Pentagon Paid $720 Million in Container Late Fees Over Last 10 Years

August 29, 2011 Updated Aug 29, 2011 at 6:54 PM EDT

According to a USA Today report, the Pentagon has spent more than $720 million over the last 10 years in late fees on shipping containers it hasn't returned on time.

Each container returned late can net more than $2,200 in late fees, according to the story. The report also says the Pentagon paid $30 million in late fees in 2010.

Read the USA Today report Here.