By Luke Rosiak | 12/10/13 08:54 AM
They operate in obscurity, largely without oversight by inspectors-general, the news media or the president, toiling ostensibly for the good of taxpayers who rarely see the impact of their work, and likely don’t even know they exist. They are the little federal agencies hidden away in the...
By Mark Flatten | 12/09/13 07:46 PM
Islamic advocacy groups with hidden agendas and historic ties to radical organizations are dictating how the FBI and other federal agencies combat terrorism, a watchdog group alleges in a new report. The recent purge of counter-terror training documents to remove references that might offend...
By Kelly Cohen | 12/09/13 03:41 PM
Fifth Third Bank's holding company is in hot water -- and now owes more than $6 million to the Securities and Exchange Commission. The bank's parent company, Fifth Third Bancorp, was charged by the SEC on Dec. 6 with "improper accounting of commercial real estate loans in the midst of the...
By Michal Conger | 12/09/13 02:56 PM
Fake storefronts set up by federal agents to catch criminals selling guns and drugs have netted a wide array of bad guys, but left a longer list of problems in their wake, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The agents worked for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and...
By Kelly Cohen | 12/06/13 06:02 PM
What ultimately became of $27,000 worth of mail loaders in Atlanta? The U.S. Postal Service's inspector general is unsure. The Atlanta distribution center lost at least $26,7000 in equipment that could have been traded, sold, recycled or used in parts. Instead, management marked down the 20...
By Kelly Cohen | 12/06/13 02:53 PM
A nonprofit government accountability group, Cause of Action filed an appeal in October of a decision by the National Archives and Records Administration to withhold its records about the commission. The records are now held at the National Archives.
12/05/13 10:56 AM
A federal grand jury in Miami has returned no charges after looking into U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez's dealings with a West Palm Beach doctor and political donor, but its probe of alleged influence-peddling isn't over.
12/05/13 09:29 AM
A court filing shows the wide-ranging investigation has spanned eight states and eight Asian countries.
By Michal Conger | 12/04/13 07:33 PM
An Army investigation into an unfinished Marine command center at Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan raises further questions about whether the Army knowingly wasted taxpayer money on the $34 million project, according to the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. Special...
By Luke Rosiak | 12/04/13 12:59 PM
What does it say when someone who resigns under the cloud of a congressional investigation one week gets to speak at the White House the next week? As director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, George H. Cohen presided over massive waste, irregular contracting and questionable...
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