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 Associated Press | 04/01/14 09:15 AM
Executives from manufacturing giant Caterpillar Inc. are heading to Capitol Hill to explain what one senator calls an aggressive strategy to avoid paying billions of dollars in U.S. taxes. Caterpillar has avoided paying $2.4 billion in U.S. taxes since 2000 by shifting profits to a...
By Kelly Cohen | 03/31/14 10:59 AM
A wrong mailing address is more than just headache -- it's costing the U.S. Postal Service millions annually, the agency's inspector general has found. A program used by the U.S. Postal Service called the Address Management System stores the information that allows for the delivery of mail to...
By Michal Conger | 03/31/14 10:58 AM
U.S. tax dollars may be paying for "ghost workers" on the Afghan National Police payroll, which receives a significant amount of its funding from the U.S., according to a letter from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction to military commanders in Afghanistan.
03/31/14 10:03 AM
ALBANY, N.Y. — Good-government advocates are criticizing Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York's legislative leaders for a budget agreement to test public campaign financing with the state comptroller race this year. Six good-government groups released a statement Sunday that called the proposal...
03/31/14 09:52 AM
SANTA FE, N.M. — The city of Santa Fe has sued the builder of its convention center and alleges the company has refused to return a $600,000 tax refund that the city says was an overpayment. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that lawsuit asks a court to find that the city is entitled to...
By Associated Press | 03/31/14 08:04 AM
Federal officials are threatening to cut off up to $76 million in administrative funding if Georgia doesn't make big changes to its food stamp system.
03/27/14 09:17 AM
JACKSON, Miss. — A federal appeals court has ruled against two men challenging verdicts in a bribery and kickbacks case involving a north Mississippi hospital. A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled Tuesday in cases against Ray Shoemaker and Lee...
By Michal Conger | 03/27/14 05:28 AM
Postal employees have spent thousands of taxpayer dollars on gambling, bills and other personal expenses, according to a series of reports by the U.S. Postal Service inspector general. Federal employees may use government credit cards for official travel expenses, but some used theirs to...
03/26/14 01:01 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The mayor of North Carolina's largest city has been arrested on public corruption charges. U.S. Attorney Anne Tompkins said Wednesday that Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon is facing theft and bribery charges. Tompkins says Cannon solicited and accepted bribes from...
By Associated Press | 03/26/14 08:35 AM
Federal prosecutors say a 53-year-old former New York state tax department employee has been sentenced for bilking the Internal Revenue Service out of tens of thousands of dollars.
By Logan Porter | 03/25/14 07:01 PM
Major Department of Veterans Affairs medical facility construction projects are on average 35 months late and $360 million over budget, a congressional panel was told Tuesday. The projects demonstrate a pervasive problem at VA of late and over-budget construction, according to members of the...
By Kelly Cohen | 03/25/14 06:34 PM
Inspections on houses headed into foreclosure -- inspections meant to save the Federal Housing Finance Agency money -- may be wasting money instead, the agency's inspector general has found. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac -- which are regulated by the FHFA -- spent $91.2 million from 2011 to 2012...
By Logan Porter and Luke Rosiak | 03/25/14 04:19 PM
Across the country, employees of companies with federal contracts make up to twice what others doing the same work in the region make, dramatically increasing the costs to taxpayers, a Washington Examiner analysis found.
By Matthew Daly | 03/25/14 08:41 AM
The House Ethics Committee said Monday it will not appoint a special panel to investigate allegations that Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the fourth-highest ranking House Republican, improperly combined campaign and official funds in a GOP leadership race and her re-election campaign.
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