08/22/14 08:45 AM
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Three leaders of a failed Panama City Beach-based bank are heading to prison and have been ordered to pay back about $4.54 million to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Donald Terry Dubose, Frank Baker and Elwood "Woody" West were convicted on fraud charges....
By Kelly Cohen | 08/19/14 06:19 PM
From September 2009 through October 2011, Medicare and Medi-Cal, the Golden State's Medicaid program, were falsely billed for more than $20 million worth of prescriptions for the costly medicines.
By Kelly Cohen | 08/19/14 04:57 PM
Uncle Sam gave $34.8 million in contracts and another $32.2 million in grants through the Bureau of African Affairs but failed to watch where the money went after that, according to the State Department's inspector general.
By Kelly Cohen | 08/14/14 10:16 AM
Poker chips, golf towels, yo-yos and teddy bears, for starters, according to documents newly made public.
By Luke Rosiak | 08/12/14 10:59 AM
Information on how many food stamp dollars are redeemed at which stores has long been deemed a "trade secret" by a U.S. Department of Agriculture that critics believe views large retailers, not taxpayers, as its clientele.
By Kelly Cohen | 08/07/14 05:38 PM
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.
By Washington Examiner | 08/07/14 04:38 PM
Billions of tax dollars are being lost every day to waste, fraud and corruption in the federal government, but President Obama's administration is blocking inspectors general -- the officials who are most likely to find and expose such wrongdoing -- from doing their jobs.
By Mark Tapscott | 08/06/14 04:04 PM
A top Consumer Financial Protection Bureau executive tried to prevent public release of bank responses to consumer complaints, according to newly released documents.
By Luke Rosiak | 08/03/14 04:50 PM
At least half of the $4 million in expenses claimed by the California arm of the federal government's workplace charity campaign was spent on inappropriate or unknown items, according to a government watchdog report.
By Kelly Cohen | 07/30/14 02:02 PM
Wikipedia may be sexist â€" and the federal government intends to spend more than $200,000 to find out why.
By Kelly Cohen | 07/29/14 04:09 PM
With too little work and too much free time, paralegal employees at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office were paid more than $5 million while doing nothing for four years.
07/27/14 05:00 AM
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two South Florida brothers have been sentenced for their role in a multi-million dollar food stamp scam. The brothers are 52 year-old Ali Jaber and 42 year-old Hadi Jaber. They were sentenced Thursday to more than five years in prison and agreed to pay $4 million in...
By Kelly Cohen | 07/24/14 03:48 PM
American Soybean Association was given $34.4 million in federal funds in 2009 to try to jumpstart soybean farming in Afghanistan, according to the government watchdog over American work there.
By Kelly Cohen | 07/22/14 05:19 PM
A storage facility in Afghanistan's Helmand province with a price tag of $2.89 million "has never been used," according to an internal government watchdog.
By Richard Pollock | 07/21/14 01:42 PM
House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling is demanding "full, unredacted" emails and financial records from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau about the exploding costs for its headquarters building renovation.
By Luke Rosiak | 08/21/14
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