By Associated Press | 04/24/14 08:00 AM
A trial date is expected to be set for a southwestern Ohio lawmaker charged with fraud and theft for allegedly misleading investors about a company's financial status and using their money for personal gain.
04/23/14 03:15 PM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Gov. Bob McDonnell's aggressive push to build a toll road parallel to U.S. 460 from Suffolk to Petersburg may wind up costing taxpayers between $400 million to $500 million — with no road to show for it. Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne told perturbed...
By Kelly Cohen | 04/22/14 03:55 PM
According to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, more than 2,800 employees with "conduct issues" received more than $2.8 million in monetary awards, more than 27,000 hours in time-off awards and 175 quality step — or pay grade — increases.
By Luke Rosiak | 04/22/14 05:30 AM
The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service gave a grant of $101,000 in federal funds to Wisconsin construction unions who complained that union workers were at a disadvantage in hiring because managers had to pay them more than others.
By Kelly Cohen | 04/21/14 10:58 PM
Despite controversial delays in Obamacare and costly problems with its healthcare.gov website, most officials at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services were paid more last year than the year before, newly released data show. CMS, part of the Department of Health and Human Services, is...
By Kelly Cohen | 04/21/14 10:40 PM
Employees at a Veterans Affairs hospital in South Carolina split up purchases to dodge oversight, the department's watchdog has found. After receiving a tip in April 2013, the VA's inspector general audited the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston, S.C., to determine if its...
By Associated Press | 04/21/14 09:02 AM
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York City comptroller has asked a Texas oil company to explain its chairman's reported donations of $1 million each to the National Rifle Association and conservative political action committee American Crossroads. Comptroller Scott Stringer, investment adviser...
By Associated Press | 04/21/14 08:57 AM
A hospital in Durant and its parent company have agreed to pay $1.5 million to resolve claims alleging that an otolaryngologist billed the state's Medicaid program for unnecessary sinus surgeries performed on children.
By Seanna Adcox | 04/21/14 08:08 AM
South Carolina may spend $27 million next fiscal year on continued efforts to secure taxpayers' personal data and provide another year of credit protection following the 2012 hacking at the state's tax-collection agency.
By Associated Press | 04/21/14 08:02 AM
Industry and special interest groups have spent more than $200,000 in the last three years on trips for Missouri lawmakers.
04/18/14 08:00 PM
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Metro-North, the nation's second-largest commuter railroad, has been fined $552,000 over the past decade for safety violations and defects, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Friday. The Connecticut Democrat announced the fines for 139 violations since 2004 in his...
By Associated Press | 04/18/14 08:13 AM
Chicago's inspector general says the city has "resuscitated" what had been a scandal-plagued minority business program.
By Associated Press | 04/18/14 08:05 AM
A Bridgeport grocer has been charged with buying food stamps from customers and using the money to buy bulk merchandise.
04/16/14 08:45 PM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo's recently fired chief operating officer, Henrique de Castro, left the Internet company with a severance package of $58 million even though he lasted just 15 months on the job. The disclosure in a regulatory filing Wednesday may lead to more second-guessing about...
By Kelly Cohen | 04/15/14 12:12 PM
Questionable Medicare claims cost the Health and Human Services billions, the agency's watchdog has found. Under Obamacare, physicians or other medical practitioners have to certify any beneficiaries who receive home health services and then document the encounter to receive Medicare...
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