By Richard Pollock | 07/01/14 07:10 PM
Renovation costs for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Washington headquarters have gone up another $65 million in the past six months, and there's no "sound basis" for the renovations, an internal government watchdog says. Â
07/01/14 08:00 PM
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Top ranking New York state Sen. Thomas Libous pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a charge that he lied to the FBI about using his position to arrange a legal job and an inflated salary for his son. An indictment unsealed Tuesday alleges that the Binghamton Republican...
07/01/14 06:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — T-Mobile US knowingly made hundreds of millions of dollars off its customers in potentially bogus charges, federal regulators alleged Tuesday in the first lawsuit of its kind against a wireless provider. The lawsuit by the Federal Trade Commission, which fueled a separate...
By Richard Pollock | 06/30/14 04:39 PM
The trade group for owners of taxi and limousine fleets is helping underwrite the fight against Uber and other popular ride-sharing apps.
By David Freddoso | 06/30/14 02:01 PM
Last month, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released its newest annual data on each state's real gross domestic product, running through 2013. Among other things, the numbers reveal important insights into how each state fared in the period following the Great Recession — and possibly...
06/26/14 09:00 PM
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — Two doctors who owned and operated pain management clinic have been indicted on charges of health care fraud. A 16-count indictment against 60-year-old Paramjit Singh Ajrawat and his wife, 56-year-old Sukhveen Kaur Ajrawat of Potomac was returned Tuesday by a grand jury...
06/25/14 06:30 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — A vocal Republican lawmaker called Wednesday for Gov. Pat Quinn to testify before a legislative commission over a scandal-plagued anti-violence program the same day a published report showed the Quinn initiative gave money to a nonexistent program that claimed to help former...
By Luke Rosiak | 06/25/14 01:06 PM
High-ranking officials in the Office of Personnel Management steered half a million dollars to a politically connected management consultant by pressuring existing contractors to hire him as a subcontractor, the agency's inspector general found.
By Kelly Cohen | 06/25/14 01:02 PM
The State Department's Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications has hired a contractor to provide it with six staffers to conduct "a digital English-language campaign designed to counter propaganda by al Qaeda and other extremist groups" outside the U.S.
By Kelly Cohen | 06/24/14 04:48 PM
Social media's rise in popularity is being accompanied by a rise in federal spending on it.
06/25/14 05:02 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is considering whether to sue banks and other mortgage servicers to recover its losses from alleged insurance kickbacks that may have cost government-controlled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac hundreds of millions of dollars, according to an internal...
06/24/14 09:30 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fifteen doctors, pharmacists and others medical professionals in Southern California have been charged in a $25 million workers' compensation scam that prosecutors say was linked to the death of a baby. Recently unsealed indictments allege that Kareem Ahmed, who heads the...
06/24/14 04:45 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — A senior partner at a New York accounting firm pleaded guilty to criminal charges Tuesday in a cooperation deal with the government, saying he unwittingly played a role in financier Bernard Madoff's "horrific and evil Ponzi scheme." The firm executive, Paul Konigsberg, pleaded...
06/24/14 09:00 AM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Central Texas woman faces up to 15 years in federal prison for embezzling nearly $508,000 from a rural school district in a bogus checks scam. Prosecutors say 58-year-old Patty E. Smith of Lohn (lohn) will be sentenced later this year and could have to repay the money...
06/23/14 07:45 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The brother of a former suburban Chicago police chief has been sentenced to six months in prison for money laundering and obstruction of justice in a grant fraud scheme. Ricky McCoy pleaded guilty in August to charges stemming from a federal investigation. The...
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