By Michal Conger | 04/03/14 04:08 PM
A U.S. House member from Utah expressed shock Thursday over what he called "lobbying money" paid to the government of Afghanistan in exchange for laws or programs the U.S. government wants but the Afghan government wouldn't otherwise enact. Last year, the U.S. Agency for International...
By Kelly Cohen | 04/03/14 03:22 PM
A nonprofit board created to oversee and manage D.C.'s historic Union Station is not doing its job, a new watchdog report has found.
By Kelly Cohen | 04/03/14 02:01 PM
The way the Environmental Protection Agency stores extra agency publications is costing an extra $1.5 million annually, according to a new watchdog report. At a warehouse in Blue Ash, Ohio, the EPA is "tying up funds by storing and caring for excess stock," according to the report. Despite...
By Kelly Cohen | 04/03/14 01:49 PM
"Revolving door" statistics within the Department of Defense are not being properly tracked, the agency's watchdog has found. In 2008, Congress passed laws trying to prevent Pentagon officials who take jobs with government contractors from later influencing the military contracting process in...
By Associated Press | 04/03/14 08:39 AM
Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott says 21 people have been charged with cheating on their commercial driver's license test.
By Associated Press | 04/03/14 08:36 AM
Two New Jersey towns are contesting findings from the federal government that they are not entitled to certain Superstorm Sandy debris removal reimbursements.
By Richard Pollock | 04/03/14 08:20 AM
Rare bipartisanship blossomed at a House Financial Services subcommittee hearing surrounding allegations that a pattern of racial and gender discrimination exists at the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. A CFPB investigator charged that the bureau is a “toxic” workplace for its...
By Mark Flatten | 04/02/14 06:29 PM
Murder charges have been filed against the Virginia executive who triggered outrage for using his questionable status as a disabled military veteran to win a half-billion dollars' worth of questioned technology contracts for the Internal Revenue Service, the Washington Times reports. Braulio...
By Pete Yost | 04/02/14 01:20 PM
A federal judge has sentenced a former State Department intelligence analyst on North Korea to 13 months in prison for passing classified information to a journalist.
By Kelly Cohen | 04/02/14 12:51 PM
By underreporting mine injuries and accidents, coal operators are dodging penalties from the Department of Labor, a new watchdog report has found. The Labor Department's Mine Safety and Health Administration lacks sufficient "knowledge of the occurrence of underreporting" on the data of...
By Associated Press | 04/02/14 08:25 AM
A Minnesota couple who allegedly lived in expensive homes and owned a yacht while taking more than $160,000 in state welfare benefits has been arrested.
By Mark Flatten | 04/01/14 06:17 PM
Crooked contractors, bribery and embezzlement are all subplots in a botched $153 million deal to build a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital near Pittsburgh, according to a report released Tuesday by the agency's inspector general. Veterans Affairs contracting officers and lawyers...
By Michal Conger | 04/01/14 02:22 PM
Blue Mountain Group, the British company providing security at the U.S. compound in Benghazi during the Sept. 11, 2012, attack there, was hired by the State Department despite having lost several other contracts in Libya, according to emails obtained by watchdog group Judicial Watch. Blue...
By Kelly Cohen | 04/01/14 02:10 PM
Wrongly coded patient visits caused Medicare to overpay hospitals nearly $8 million, an inspector general's report has found. After sampling 110 random line items from hospitals around the country, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid's IG found that only two were correct. Thus, the IG...
04/01/14 09:21 AM
LAWRENCE, Mass. — The former chief of staff of ex-Lawrence Mayor William Lantigua has been convicted of corruption charges. Leonard Degnan was found guilty Monday of bribery, conspiracy, soliciting a bribe and unlawful use of official position. He was found not guilty of extortion....
By Byron York | 04/23/14
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