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  • Audit: Illinois overdrew federal Medicaid dollars

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois used faulty methods for withdrawing federal Medicaid money, resulting in "a perpetual 'treadmill effect'" of regular overdraws of dollars that the state later had trouble repaying, federal auditors said in a report released Monday. The state's withdrawals exceeded its...

  • Cianci sauce made no money for charity in 4 years

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former Mayor Buddy Cianci's face beams from the label of his Mayor's Own Marinara Sauce, which also promises that sales are "Benefiting Providence School Children" and have helped hundreds of students attend college. But in recent years, no money from the sauce's sales...

  • What the U.S. Marshals Service spent millions on may surprise you

    Poker chips, golf towels, yo-yos and teddy bears, for starters, according to documents newly made public.

  • Ex-Texas parole officer gets 5 years for bribery

    HOUSTON (AP) — A now-former parole officer in the Texas prison system has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for accepting bribes from a suspected heroin dealer. Crystal M. Washington, also known as Crystal Bureau, worked at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice office in Houston...

  • Attorney general: NYC taxi drivers to get $1.3M

    NEW YORK (AP) — The state attorney general says New York City cabbies will receive over $1.3 million in restitution from a taxi company that violated workplace protections. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Tuesday that Yellow Cab SLS Jet Management Corp. also has agreed to pay $125,000...

  • Financial coordinator in Houston guilty of fraud

    HOUSTON (AP) — A financial coordinator at a Houston clinic who used another person's name and Social Security number to get the job faces up to 25 years in prison for fraud. Prosecutors say 36-year-old Simone Nicole Gary of Houston applied for financial grants for kidney dialysis patients and...

  • US settles with Kansas over alleged pension fraud

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Federal authorities announced Monday that Kansas has agreed settle a securities fraud charge accusing the state of misleading investors about the financial health of its public employee pension system in 2009 and 2010 — at the time the second-worst underfunded system of its...

  • Ohioan charged with embezzling $2.9M from insurer

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A former longtime employee of Ohio's biggest health insurance company has been charged in federal court in Cleveland with embezzlement for diverting nearly $3 million in phony payments that he deposited into his own bank account. Joseph Satava, 69, of the Cleveland suburb of...

  • Judge rejects $324.5M settlement of tech wage case

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge has decided a $324.5 million settlement isn't enough to cover the damages done to more than 60,000 high-tech workers in a class-action lawsuit alleging Google and Apple conspired with other technology companies to block their top employees from getting better...

  • San Francisco man gets prison for insider deal

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A San Francisco man was sentenced Thursday to three months in federal prison for using insider information five years ago to profit off The Walt Disney Co.'s $4 billion purchase of Marvel Entertainment. Toby G. Scammell was also ordered to pay more than $120,000 to brokers...

  • Gov't fines Hyundai $17.35M over brake defect

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hyundai has agreed to pay a $17.35 million fine for delayed reporting of a brake defect affecting Genesis luxury cars, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Thursday. The defect involves corrosion in critical brake system components that can reduce braking...

  • What happened to $619 billion? Don't ask the federal government

    Federal agencies failed to account for $619 billion in grants and loans by not reporting the spending at all or reporting it incorrectly or late, according to an internal government watchdog.

  • Find out what your senator's office is doing with your money

    Ever wonder what obscure things senators buy with taxpayer money meant for their offices?

  • AP source: BofA nears $16-$17B settlement with US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bank of America is nearing a $16 billion to $17 billion settlement to resolve an investigation into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, a person directly familiar with the matter said Wednesday. The deal with the bank, which...

  • SEC judge fines investment advisory firm $15M

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego investment advisory company has been fined nearly $15 million in penalties for cherry-picking trades and misappropriating client money. A U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission judge issued the penalty on Tuesday against J.S. Oliver Capital Management. The SEC...



From the Weekly Standard

  • GOP Establishment Senses Opportunity in New Jersey

    Do Washington Republicans smell blood in New Jersey? The National Republican Senatorial Committee, the GOP's Senate campaign apparatus, issued a press release Wednesday knocking New Jersey's...

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  • Nobody’s Fault

    All of a sudden, people have noticed that we are in trouble, and many are saying it isn’t the president’s fault. All the bad news, from Iraq to Ukraine, from Libya and Syria to the Mexican border,...

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  • A Privileged Press?

    After nearly four years of procedural delay, the trial of former CIA officer Jeffrey Sterling is set to open shortly. Sterling was indicted at the end of 2010 for leaking information about a...

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