By Bloomberg News | 02/27/14 09:06 AM
People working for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission who owned stock in companies under investigation were more likely to sell shares than other investors in the months before the agency announced it was taking enforcement actions, according to a new academic paper.
By Associated Press | 02/27/14 08:52 AM
State records show that New Mexico legislators averaged a little over $16,000 in compensation last year although they receive no annual salary.
By Luke Rosiak | 02/27/14 05:24 AM
Officials in two Treasury Department bureaus fraudulently enriched themselves at taxpayer expense, according to documents obtained by the Washington Examiner. The assistant commissioner of the Bureau of Public Debt who supervised 108 employees in the bureau's West Virginia office “was...
02/26/14 02:32 PM
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A former mayor whose corruption conviction was thrown into question by an appeals court struck a deal that would allow him to be freed from prison after serving half his two-year sentence. Charles Moreau, former mayor of the financially troubled city of Central Falls,...
By Bloomberg News | 02/26/14 09:57 AM
Credit Suisse Group helped American customers hide as much as $10 billion in assets from the Internal Revenue Service, more than double the amount previously known, according to a U.S. Senate committee.
By Jordan Shapiro | 02/26/14 09:14 AM
Missouri House panel members from both parties agreed Tuesday that the state needs to update its ethics laws, but were divided on how to do it and how far an overhaul should go.
By Joe Mandak | 02/26/14 09:06 AM
The city's former police chief was sentenced to 18 months in prison for conspiring to create an unauthorized slush fund, with a federal judge saying she was sending a message that the seriousness of his crimes outweighed his supporters' calls for leniency.
By Jennifer Peltz | 02/26/14 09:05 AM
NEW YORK — A sprawling criminal case accusing more than 100 retired firefighters, police officers, jail guards and others of scamming the Social Security disability system ensnared 28 more people with charges Tuesday, including sons of some alleged ringleaders. The case already involved 106...
By Kelly Cohen | 02/25/14 05:18 PM
Improved documentation of federal buildings across five agencies could eliminate up to $20 billion in excess costs, according to a new Government Accountability Office report. Delayed building maintenance and repair backlogs can cost as much as $20 billion from the General Services...
By Associated Press | 02/25/14 09:14 AM
PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh former police chief Nathan Harper is facing sentencing for conspiring to create an unauthorized slush fund from which he spent more than $30,000 on himself. U.S. District Judge Cathy Bissoon was scheduled to decide Tuesday whether Harper deserves prison, probation or...
By Veronique de Rugy | 02/25/14 05:28 AM
Those worried that the federal government has gotten too big to manage likely weren't reassured in September when House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi claimed there is nothing left to cut from the almost $3.8 trillion-a-year budget for fiscal 2014.
By Kelly Cohen | 02/24/14 05:49 PM
Unnecessary conference spending at the Department of Commerce could have been avoided, a new agency inspector general report has found. The National Institute of Standards and Technology's Manufacturing Extension Partnership program spent an estimated $1.1 million at its 2012 annual conference...
By Associated Press | 02/24/14 10:32 AM
A woman who was the Victoria County Housing Authority commissioner for four years has been named in a three-count federal indictment charging her with theft and fraud over 15 years.
By Associated Press | 02/24/14 10:27 AM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The owner of two Northern California medical-supply businesses has been arrested on fraud charges for allegedly running a Ponzi scheme to keep his firms afloat. The Sacramento Bee cites court papers that say Deepal Wannakuwatte took in more than $125 million...
By Michal Conger | 02/21/14 08:05 AM
Contractors and postal employees across the country have used government-issued Voyager credit cards to steal gas from the U.S. Postal Service, according to a series of reports by a postal watchdog.
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