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  • New York gets caught double-billing Medicaid

    New York made away with $320 million from the federal government by over-billing Medicaid, according to a new watchdog report. According to the inspector general for the Health and Human Services Department, state-operated residences billed the federal government at twice the rate charged by...

  • Documents in DC corruption case: Hillary Clinton aide sought 'street teams'

    A campaign adviser to Hillary Clinton was involved in an off-the-books operation to help the former first lady's 2008 presidential campaign in four states and Puerto Rico, according to federal court documents.

  • Federal jury convicts former Arkansas treasurer

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A jury convicted former Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner of federal bribery and extortion charges Tuesday, saying her acceptance of $36,000 from a bond trader who did business with the state was a felony rather than just a lapse in ethical judgment. Shoffner wept...

  • EPA overlooking millions in potential fee revenue, IG finds

    Federal officials may have lost millions of dollars in revenue because they didn't properly review fees charged by the Environmental Protection Agency, according to a government watchdog. "We believe that the EPA could help the federal government reduce the budget deficit by performing more...

  • Senate votes to divert political convention subsidies to pediatric research

    Politicians will no longer party on the taxpayer dime after the Senate voted Tuesday to divert taxpayer subsidies of the Democratic and Republican national conventions to instead fund to fund a new pediatric research fund at the National Institutes of Health. The Gabriella Miller Kids First...

  • Veterans Affairs officials resign after promoting employee who used tax dollars for 'female companions,' sexted on VA computers

    Two senior executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs resigned in recent months after a high-level employee who was improperly hired admitted to having "sexted" on government-issued mobile devices and spent tax dollars to wine and dine "female companions" at bars, according to a newly...

  • DC businessman Jeffrey Thompson charged with conspiracy

    Influential District of Columbia businessman Jeffrey Thompson was charged Monday with conspiring to violate federal and local campaign finance laws by funding off-the-books campaign activity for candidates including Hillary Rodham Clinton and district Mayor Vincent Gray.

  • Louisiana court catches $1 million accounting error

    GONZALES, La. — An accounting error discovered last summer cost the Ascension Parish Court $1.173 million over seven years. But it's been corrected and a plan put into place for the court to recover the lost funds. The error might boil down to two financial accounts that had very similar...

  • Ex-Trenton mayor wants his conviction dismissed

    TRENTON, N.J. — The former mayor of New Jersey's capital city has asked a federal judge to throw out his conviction on corruption charges and grant him a new trial. The Times of Trenton reports that Tony Mack's lawyer, Mark Davis, made the appeal in a 23-page brief filed Friday. Davis...

  • Idaho company denies bilking Medicaid

    A south-central Idaho home-meal delivery service accused by state and federal officials in a lawsuit of overbilling Medicaid by nearly $900,000 is denying the allegations.

  • Former Idaho commissioner facing charges

    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...

  • Treasury investigators needed someone investigating them

    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...

  • CFPB to pay $22.3 million to lease building owned by Obama bundler

    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...

  • DOJ seizes nearly $500 million belonging to Nigerian dictator who died in 1998

    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.

  • Feds don't know if senior executive training is worth what it costs, GAO says

    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.



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