03/03/14 09:57 AM
ELWOOD, Ind. — State Police and FBI are investigating campaign finance spending by the mayor of a small Indiana city. The treasurer of Elwood Mayor Ron Arnold's campaign committee tells the Herald-Bulletin that he's been questioned by officers from both agencies about expenditures...
03/03/14 09:53 AM
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Former Arkansas treasurer Martha Shoffner heads to federal court this week on charges she took $36,000 from a bond broker who did business with the state. Shoffner, 69, tried to enter a plea agreement last May, but told a federal judge she didn't believe any payments...
03/03/14 09:46 AM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A California state lawmaker facing federal corruption charges alleging he took kickbacks while in office said Sunday evening he has taken an indefinite leave of absence from the Legislature while he awaits trial. The departure of Sen. Ron Calderon deprives Senate...
By Steve LeBlanc | 03/03/14 09:01 AM
Last fall, the Massachusetts Association of Health Plans hosted its annual conference at Boston's Seaport Hotel, bringing together hundreds of industry officials and a handful of lawmakers, administration officials and legislative aides. Attorney General Martha Coakley addressed the crowd.
By Richard Pollock | 02/28/14 09:11 AM
Accenture sparked headlines when it won a $91 million sole-source contract to fix the deeply flawed healthcare.gov website, but it was business as usual for the consulting firm. More than $1 billion of the $4.5 billion in federal information technology contracts awarded to Accenture since 2009...
02/27/14 03:01 PM
The revelation that the superintendent of a tiny Southern California school district earned more than President Obama last year sparked calls Tuesday for his resignation, a criminal investigation and a recall of the school board. Superintendent Jose Fernandez’s total compensation in 2013 was...
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...
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