WASHINGTON On its way to ringing up more than $1 million in overcharges, Arthur Andersen & Co. overbilled the government $120,000 just for sending it the tab.

After a nine-month investigation, the Resolution Trust Corp.'s Office of the Inspector General concluded that the firm's overbilling amounted to more than one-sixth of the $5.7 million Andersen charged on a property valuation contract.

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