By Mark Tapscott | 09/01/14 05:16 PM
The U.S. has struggled with the corruption in Afghanistan's government over the past 13 years, including having millions of dollars being diverted to the Taliban.
08/29/14 02:45 PM
MIAMI (AP) — The man who masterminded an $800 million insurance scam that fleeced tens of thousands of investors in one of Florida's all-time largest fraud schemes was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Robert Scola gave Joel Steinger, 64, credit for pleading guilty to...
By Mark Tapscott | 08/28/14 09:31 AM
U.S. Postal Service officials spent more than $39 million leasing trailers last year, but they have no way of tracking their locations or even confirming that they exist, according to a government watchdog.
By Luke Rosiak | 08/27/14 06:50 PM
A Washington Examiner analysis of congressional spending accounts found millions of tax dollars being spent on what amounts to free advertising for House members.
08/27/14 07:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators on Wednesday voted to require financial firms that sell securities backed by loans, like the kind that fueled the 2008 financial crisis, to give investors details on borrowers' credit records and income. The Securities and Exchange Commission adopted the...
By Kelly Cohen | 08/27/14 03:09 PM
One online posting in Raleigh, N.C., offered 10 days of cooking and cleaning services in exchange for food stamps. Someone in Charlotte offered to exchange beer for food stamps, according to GAO.
08/26/14 06:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of dollars in alleged payments by Drug Enforcement Administration personnel to an Amtrak employee are being investigated by the Justice Department inspector general's office. The announcement by Jay Lerner, a spokesman for the IG's office, follows the...
08/26/14 04:30 PM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state agencies racked up more than $316 million in overtime in the first six months of 2014, according to the state comptroller's office, continuing a recent trend of sharply higher overtime costs for taxpayers. If the pace continues, New York will spend nearly...
By Kelly Cohen | 08/26/14 02:05 PM
They say "knowledge is power," but does it have to be so expensive?
08/26/14 07:00 AM
PLEASANT VALLEY, N.Y. (AP) — State police have charged a 41-year-old man with stealing more than $25,000 from a firefighters' union in the Hudson Valley. Troopers say they arrested former Arlington firefighter Keith Rutbell of the town of Pleasant Valley on Monday and charged him with grand...
By Associated Press | 08/25/14 08:03 AM
Officials say Kansas City plays a central role in a gang scheme that hires homeless people to cash counterfeit checks.
08/23/14 04:30 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal grand jury has subpoenaed the emails of three former top advisers to Gov. Pat Quinn, including a onetime chief of staff, as part of a criminal investigation into the governor's $54.5 million Chicago anti-violence program. The Neighborhood Recovery Initiative, which...
08/22/14 08:45 AM
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Three leaders of a failed Panama City Beach-based bank are heading to prison and have been ordered to pay back about $4.54 million to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Donald Terry Dubose, Frank Baker and Elwood "Woody" West were convicted on fraud charges....
08/21/14 01:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday. The deal calls for the bank, the second-largest in the U.S., to...
By Luke Rosiak | 08/20/14 08:02 PM
West Virginia's Jay Rockefeller comes from one of America's wealthiest families and represents one of its poorest states, yet he travels home almost exclusively via private charter plane at $4,400 per trip and sends the bill to taxpayers.
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