By associated press | 03/07/14 03:49 PM
SHOSHONE, Idaho — A former Lincoln County commissioner and secretary for the Shoshone City and Rural Fire Protection District is accused of stealing money meant for the fire department. The Times-News reports in a story on Friday that Jay Loesche, 50, is charged with two counts of...
By Luke Rosiak | 03/07/14 11:27 AM
Some of the watchdogs who are supposed to root out fraud in the Treasury Department themselves needed to be investigated, according to documents detailing layers of wrongdoing and cover-ups by agents of the Treasury's Office of the Inspector General. The problems were so pervasive that an...
By Richard Pollock | 03/07/14 10:06 AM
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau officials will pay $22.3 million to lease temporary offices in addition to the record-breaking $145 million being spent to renovate the agency's headquarters, according to documents obtained by the Washington Examiner. The temporary offices to be occupied...
By Logan Porter | 03/06/14 04:32 PM
Justice Department officials have frozen nearly $500 million belonging to the late Nigerian dictator Sani Abacha in the largest-ever embezzlement forfeiture of a foreign ruler.
By Michal Conger | 03/06/14 02:15 PM
Federal agencies spend millions of dollars each year training civil service senior executives, but don't accurately report the costs or evaluate whether it does any good, according to the Government Accountability Office.
By Kelly Cohen | 03/06/14 01:53 PM
Environmental Protection Agency employees spent thousands of federal tax dollars in 2012 on things like gym memberships and gift cards, according to a government watchdog.
By Luke Rosiak | 03/05/14 05:31 AM
A high-ranking investigator in charge of rooting out fraud by Treasury Department employees was himself fraudulently drawing simultaneous salaries from both the military and the Treasury. The same investigator also petitioned the government for a full disability retirement.
By Associated Press | 03/04/14 09:02 AM
The state Inspector General says staff members at the Department of Transitional Assistance reported 14,431 cases of potential fraud or abuse of electronic benefit transfer cards, formerly called food stamps, to investigators through the first 10 months of 2013.
By Michal Conger and Luke Rosiak | 03/04/14 06:24 AM
The federal government spent millions of dollars on thousands of upgraded flights for employees in 2012 and 2013, paying many times more for business and first-class seats than the same flights would have cost in coach or the government-contracted rate.
03/03/14 09:57 AM
ELWOOD, Ind. — State Police and FBI are investigating campaign finance spending by the mayor of a small Indiana city. The treasurer of Elwood Mayor Ron Arnold's campaign committee tells the Herald-Bulletin that he's been questioned by officers from both agencies about expenditures...
03/03/14 09:53 AM
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Former Arkansas treasurer Martha Shoffner heads to federal court this week on charges she took $36,000 from a bond broker who did business with the state. Shoffner, 69, tried to enter a plea agreement last May, but told a federal judge she didn't believe any payments...
03/03/14 09:46 AM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A California state lawmaker facing federal corruption charges alleging he took kickbacks while in office said Sunday evening he has taken an indefinite leave of absence from the Legislature while he awaits trial. The departure of Sen. Ron Calderon deprives Senate...
By Steve LeBlanc | 03/03/14 09:01 AM
Last fall, the Massachusetts Association of Health Plans hosted its annual conference at Boston's Seaport Hotel, bringing together hundreds of industry officials and a handful of lawmakers, administration officials and legislative aides. Attorney General Martha Coakley addressed the crowd.
By Richard Pollock | 02/28/14 09:11 AM
Accenture sparked headlines when it won a $91 million sole-source contract to fix the deeply flawed healthcare.gov website, but it was business as usual for the consulting firm. More than $1 billion of the $4.5 billion in federal information technology contracts awarded to Accenture since 2009...
02/27/14 03:01 PM
The revelation that the superintendent of a tiny Southern California school district earned more than President Obama last year sparked calls Tuesday for his resignation, a criminal investigation and a recall of the school board. Superintendent Jose Fernandez’s total compensation in 2013 was...
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