By Ethan Barton | 11/19/13 12:00 PM
After living as a fugitive in Ukraine for two years, Irina Shelikhova was sentenced Nov. 12 to 15 years in federal prison for leading a $77 million Medicare fraud scheme involving bribery, falsified records and money laundering over a five-year period. Shelikhova, 50, of Brooklyn, N.Y.,...
11/19/13 09:19 AM
Earlier this year, Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin drew scrutiny for a special arrangement that allowed her to work part time at the State Department while simultaneously maintaining a side gig working for a corporate consulting firm. Under the arrangement, first reported by Politico, Abedin was...
11/19/13 09:15 AM
This summer, the Metra patronage scandal erupted after an allegation that Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan tried getting the rail agency to give a raise to a campaign worker who held a state job. Tempers once again flared after the Sun-Times revealed that the raise request — which Madigan...
By Richard Pollock | 11/18/13 07:24 PM
New York's Health Republic nonprofit health insurance co-op can offer cheaper policies and undercut its commercial rivals, thanks to “luxurious” federal subsidies Daniel T. McGowan, Health Republic's former president and CEO, attributed the low rates to “a very luxurious kind of...
11/18/13 09:40 AM
For two decades, the U.S. military has been unable to submit to an audit, flouting federal law and concealing waste and fraud totaling billions of dollars.
By Luke Rosiak | 11/15/13 06:28 PM
Federal Election Commission officials may take the nearly unprecedented step of exempting a Tea Party group from disclosing its donors due to concerns its supporters could face harassment and retaliation from government officials such as the Internal Revenue Service and private citizens. The...
By Associated Press | 11/15/13 10:51 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A 44-year-old New Orleans man has been sentenced in Baton Rouge to 15 months in federal prison for his role in frauds alleged to have cost Medicare more than $2.5 million. The man, former physician Anthony Stephen Jase, conceded he owes taxpayers $360,293 for his...
By Associated Press | 11/15/13 09:24 AM
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A Georgia man who pleaded guilty for his role in an $18 million kickback scheme that targeted the U.S. Navy is due to be sentenced in federal court in Rhode Island.
By Michal Conger | 11/14/13 06:23 PM
Environmental Protection Agency officials are using reproduction fees to delay or avoid releasing documents under the Freedom of Information Act, two conservative think tanks said in a complaint filed with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The Free Market Environmental Law...
By Luke Rosiak | 11/14/13 04:42 PM
House Oversight Committee officials led by Darrell Issa, R-Calif., have launched an investigation into multiple allegations of wrongdoing at the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.
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