By Luke Rosiak | 09/29/14 12:17 PM
A consultant who was paid lavishly by the government to identify waste was found to have received contracts improperly and is now suing the government for $10 million.
By Luke Rosiak | 09/29/14 06:12 PM
Nearly one in three dollars that the federal government uses to meet its quota for buying from "disadvantaged" businesses didn't actually go to such firms, usually instead going to ones that were once in the training-wheels program, but have since outgrown it.
By Sarah Westwood | 09/29/14 02:49 PM
A General Services Administration watchdog said significant risks remain for fraud and abuse in the agency's charge card program despite multiple calls for its reform in recent years.
By Sarah Westwood | 09/26/14 04:28 PM
Federal agencies are inflating the number of economically-disadvantaged small businesses they say they're contracting with, handing out more than $400 million to ineligible firms last year alone.
By Sarah Westwood | 09/26/14 02:33 PM
Federal officials wasted more than $12 million on unnecessary repairs by not following their own guidelines for disaster clean-up.
By Sarah Westwood | 09/25/14 03:10 PM
Lawmakers now haggle with executive branch officials for funds rather than each other through a process known as "letter-marking" or "phone-marking."
By Richard Pollock | 09/25/14 05:50 AM
Department of Justice officials paid $15 million for expert witnesses who weren't needed by prosecutors or were brought into cases without court dates, according to a government watchdog.
By Sarah Westwood | 09/24/14 06:05 PM
Transportation officials handed out billions in federal infrastructure contracts without properly vetting recipients or monitoring their projects.
By Mark Tapscott | 09/23/14 12:57 PM
When federal officials in 1994 approved a $5 million loan to build a sports complex in Puerto Rico, they had no way of knowing that the facility would never be built and the money would never be returned.
By Sarah Westwood | 09/22/14 03:56 PM
SEC officials said the widespread securities violations would have been difficult to detect were it not for the whistleblower, whose identity they did not make public.
By Mark Tapscott | 09/19/14 12:29 PM
Three Florida women will serve lengthy prison terms and make more than $2.4 million in restitution for their participation in a $20 million scheme to defraud Medicare.
By Sarah Westwood | 09/18/14 05:21 PM
Of the $167 million the Denali Commission accepted in grant funds between 2011 and 2013, the inspector general’s office monitored the spending of just $150,000.
By Mark Tapscott | 09/17/14 06:39 PM
Six communication towers were built in Afghanistan at a cost to U.S. taxpayers of more than $6.5 million, despite the fact that the Pentagon didn't want them and Afghan officials couldn't use them.
09/17/14 11:15 AM
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The owner of a health care business and his wife have been convicted of health care fraud. A federal jury convicted W. Wayne Perry and Angela Perry in Norfolk on Tuesday. According to court records, Wayne Perry was the owner and operator of the Norfolk-based Community...
By Mark Tapscott | 09/17/14 08:21 AM
Sierra Club officials pay no taxes on income the environmental nonprofit generates from solar panel sales by its commercial partners.
By Paul Bedard | 09/30/14
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