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  • Married couple convicted of health care fraud

    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...

  • Group tells IRS Sierra Club evading taxes, colludes with commercial firms

    Sierra Club officials pay no taxes on income the environmental nonprofit generates from solar panel sales by its commercial partners.

  • Medicare's right hand doesn't know what its left hand pays for cancer drugs

    Officials in charge of Medicare Part B paid $132.9 million in dispensing and supplying fees for drugs and equipment used in certain cancer treatments, according to the Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General Daniel Levinson.

  • DOD unit ignored audit, overpaid millions

    Missile Defense Agency officials overpaid for a contract by millions of dollars because they ignored the findings of the Pentagon office charged with overseeing such negotiations.

  • Retailers want food stamp data secret

    How many food stamps are redeemed at which stores has long been viewed by the companies and the Department of Agriculture as a commercial trade secret and thus exempt from disclosure.

  • Fed used tax dollars to build dream house

    A Department of Veterans Affairs employee who remodeled her home using taxpayer dollars was sentenced to four years of probation after pleading guilty to one count of theft in federal court.

  • Endangered Colo. Republican exploited loophole on taxpayer-funded ads

    Rep. Doug Lamborn sent out a mailing attacking President Obama and boasting of Lamborn's accomplishments just before a tight election.

  • Feds' tab for 21 desert homes: $680K each

    Federal officials paid nearly eight times the average price of homes in Ajo, Ariz., to build 21 family-type residences for U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees.

  • Company owners charged with bilking federal preference programs

    Owners of a North Carolina construction company face charges they fraudulently obtained federal contracts using preferences reserved for small businesses run by disadvantaged minorities or disabled veterans, according to federal prosecutors.

  • Ex-teachers' union treasurer admits stealing $100K

    GUILDERLAND, N.Y. (AP) — A former treasurer for a suburban Albany teachers' union has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $100,000 from the organization. Local media report that 39-year-old Brenda McClaine entered her plea Tuesday in Albany County Court, where she had been charged earlier this...

  • Audit: La Medicaid overpaid $3.1M to 13 hospitals

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's Medicaid program overpaid $3.1 million in incentives to 13 hospitals in 2011 and underpaid several others, a recently released federal audit shows. The Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentives program began in 2011 to encourage hospitals and...

  • Obama's chief ad agency lands $5.7 million CFPB contract that has produced no ads to date

    The firm, GMMB, was paid $389 million by the Obama re-election campaign in 2012, more than any other vendor or consultant the campaign hired.

  • Ex-US diplomat Khalilzad contests financial probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq and the United Nations has been caught up in a suspected money-laundering inquiry that led to a freeze on bank deposits he and his wife hold in Austria. Austrian officials said Zalmay Khalilzad, the founder of a global consulting...

  • Nine years later, Hurricane Katrina recovery funds still being audited

    About $3.6 million of the grants weren't needed by local authorities and should be put to better use by FEMA somewhere else, said the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General in a government watchdog report.

  • Nonprofit puts Federal Lobbying Database on the Internet for everybody

    The database includes corporations, organizations, lobbying firms and individual lobbyists.



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