More Waste and Fraud Articles

  • Norfolk attorney pleads guilty in fraud case

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Norfolk attorney has pleaded guilty to charges that he stole more than $2 million from real estate trust accounts. U.S. Attorney Dana J. Boente's office says 44-year-old David R. Flynn pleaded guilty Wednesday to mail fraud and unlawful monetary transactions. Flynn owns...

  • Misbehaving IRS employees still got bonuses, agency IG finds

    According to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, more than 2,800 employees with "conduct issues" received more than $2.8 million in monetary awards, more than 27,000 hours in time-off awards and 175 quality step — or pay grade — increases.

  • South Carolina Veterans Affairs employees misused government purchasing cards, IG finds

    Employees at a Veterans Affairs hospital in South Carolina split up purchases to dodge oversight, the department's watchdog has found. After receiving a tip in April 2013, the VA's inspector general audited the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston, S.C., to determine if its...

  • Durant hospital in Oklahoma agrees to settle health care fraud case

    A hospital in Durant and its parent company have agreed to pay $1.5 million to resolve claims alleging that an otolaryngologist billed the state's Medicaid program for unnecessary sinus surgeries performed on children.

  • Questionable Medicare claims cost HHS billions, IG finds

    Questionable Medicare claims cost the Health and Human Services billions, the agency's watchdog has found. Under Obamacare, physicians or other medical practitioners have to certify any beneficiaries who receive home health services and then document the encounter to receive Medicare...

  • Energy Department IT system is deeply flawed, IG finds

    An information technology program pushed by the Department of Energy is going over budget and past deadline, the agency's inspector general has found.

  • Inmate now faces charge of Gulf oil spill fraud

    Federal authorities say a 40-year-old man has been indicted on fraud charges involving more than $47,000 he received in oil-spill recovery money.

  • Three sentenced in Orlando for credit card fraud

    Three men have been sentenced for credit card fraud in central Florida. U.S. District Judge Ann Conway sentenced the men Friday in federal court in Orlando.

  • Tax refund fraud is a big frustration for victims

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Laura Hankins knew something was wrong when she filed her daughter's tax return and it was rejected hours later: An identity thief already had sent in a return using the 19-year-old's personal information. "This is the first time in her life she has ever filed income...

  • Kansas AG happy with legislation to strengthen Medicaid fraud penalties

    Schmidt TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt lauded the Kansas legislature on Monday for unanimously approving legislation to strengthen the Medicaid Fraud Control Act. Schmidt proposed the measure to strengthen the anti-fraud law in January. After...

  • Two charged in $70 million Florida 'virtual concierge' fraud

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Two South Florida men are facing fraud charges in an alleged $70 million scheme using investments in so-called "virtual concierge" machines that operate in retail stores. Federal prosecutors said Tuesday that 49-year-old Joseph Signore and 56-year-old Paul...

  • Examiner Editorial: Congress should heed GAO and stop duplicative spending

    The United States has always been a nation brimming from one end to the other with pragmatic people blessed with extra helpings of common sense. That’s one of the keys to understanding why Americans have built the richest country on earth, with the most widely distributed prosperity in human...

  • House panel calls on Commerce inspector general to fire officials who forced 'gag clause' on whistleblowers

    Federal inspectors general are supposed to protect whistleblowers, but a House panel has accused Department of Commerce Inspector General Todd Zinser of doing the opposite.

  • EXography: Globe-trotting honchos spend big on FMCS' dime

    Odds are good that wherever the words "labor" or "arbitration" are mentioned at meetings around the world, somebody from the U.S. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service will be there.

  • Time for a national commission to reduce the size of government

    The Fiscal Times reported last week that the State Department has missing files or incomplete files for more than $6 billion in State Department contracts.



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