02/23/14 07:26 AM
City government in a tiny town of 500 people between Jacksonville and Gainesville has gone off the rails in recent years, and now the Florida state legislature aims to dissolve it entirely. That's the word on Hampton, Fla., according to a Sunday story in the Orlando Sentinel. The town's fire...
By Associated Press | 02/22/14 01:39 PM
The former owner of a tiny orthopedic hospital with an unusually heavy roster of spinal surgery patients was charged Friday with health care fraud in a $500 million scheme to defraud workers' compensation insurance providers with the help of a California state senator.
By Kenric Ward | 02/21/14 05:33 PM
Bankruptcies and an FBI investigation have cast a pall over foreign investment ventures in South Dakota. The state legislature voted last week to launch hearings into five EB-5 investor-visa projects as the controversial immigration program appears at the center of another scandal....
By Mark Flatten | 02/21/14 04:52 PM
A Virginia man was sentenced Friday to 16 months in prison for conspiring with federal procurement officers to gain more than $33 million in contracts using his company's status as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business.
By Michal Conger | 02/21/14 08:05 AM
Contractors and postal employees across the country have used government-issued Voyager credit cards to steal gas from the U.S. Postal Service, according to a series of reports by a postal watchdog.
02/20/14 11:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities in the District of Columbia are announcing the arrests of more than 20 people in a health care fraud investigation. FBI agents made the arrests Thursday morning. U.S. Attorney Ron Machen and representatives from the FBI, Secret Service and the IRS are...
02/20/14 06:15 AM
DETROIT (AP) — A TV station's review of public records has found that Detroit is owed $82 million in fines and late fees for unpaid parking tickets. WDIV-TV reported (http://bit.ly/NdzAsc ) the figure and says some of the overdue money is more than 10 years old and can't be collected. The...
02/19/14 04:15 PM
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — The former director of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources plans to plead guilty in a federal fraud case, according to a motion filed Wednesday. Court records show William W. "Bill" Walker will plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to defraud the...
By Kelly Cohen | 02/19/14 04:14 PM
Five years after President Obama's $787 billion economic stimulus program became law, recipients of the funds are still spending the money without explanation. The law requires recipients to submit quarterly reports to the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board. Those who don't are...
By Lejla Sarcevic | 02/19/14 12:27 PM
A backlog of thousands of expired NASA contracts that have taken years to close out could be costing the space agency as much at $61 million, according to an audit from the agency's inspector general.
By Lejla Sarcevic | 02/19/14 11:52 AM
A recent congressional oversight hearing on IRS targeting and harassment of conservative and Tea Party groups sparked several heated exchanges between members of Congress about the legitimacy of the official investigation of the scandal.
02/18/14 06:45 PM
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Whistle-blower Donna Busche, who raised safety concerns at the nation's most polluted nuclear weapons production site, was fired Tuesday from her job at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation. Busche's complaints are part of a string of whistle-blower and other claims related...
By Michal Conger | 02/18/14 06:06 PM
Sometimes in the nation's capital, getting answers to the simplest questions can be the biggest challenge. The Washington Examiner recently requested from the General Services Administration data on the 10 cities with the most vacant federally owned or leased property. As the government's...
By Logan Porter | 02/18/14 12:11 PM
A Virginia businessman has been sentenced to almost four years in federal prison and ordered to pay more than $2 million for his part in what the Justice Department called "the largest domestic bribery and bid-rigging scheme in the history of federal contracting." Oh Sung Kwon of Vienna, Va.,...
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