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  • Corruption still huge in Afghanistan: SIGAR

    "This is astonishing, given that Afghanistan is one of the most corrupt countries in the world and a country that the United States is spending billions of dollars in," John Sopko said.

  • Massive U.S. aid overwhelms Afghans

    American officials have spent billions of tax dollars "setting up projects or programs that the Afghans cannot or will not sustain once international forces" leave Afghanistan, according to a government watchdog.

  • Afghans headed to 'narco-criminal state'

    "By every conceivable metric, we have failed," said John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction.

  • Veterans preference fraud puts Philly woman in jail

    Authorities say the service-disabled veteran supposedly in charge of Philadelphia's Tri-Ark Industries was "merely a straw person" with no connection to the contract he helped procure.

  • 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.

  • Clinic gets 8-year timeout for fraud

    A Florida clinic that performed medically unnecessary tests on patients to get more money from federal heathcare programs will be allowed to participate in the same programs after an eight-year hiatus.

  • 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.

  • Lots of gold at Fort Knox but not much energy savings

    Army officials at Fort Knox, Ky., improperly awarded 108 green energy jobs valued at more than $270 million and are unable to document claimed savings for the projects.

  • IG says Justice Department caused 'significant delays' in investigations

    Department of Justice senior officials have barred or delayed the inspector general there from gaining access to documents crucial to high-visibility investigations.

  • 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.

  • DHS not prepared to handle killer pandemic, IG says

    The problem is that DHS was given $47 million in 2006 to prepare for the rapid spread of a deadly disease such as Ebola, according to the DHS inspector general.

  • Transparency advocates worry that DATA Act is in hands of a reluctant OMB

    Among President Obama's few significant legislative accomplishments during his brief tenure as a Democratic senator from Illinois was the creation in 2006 of a website to disclose how the federal government spends tax dollars.

  • 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.

  • Idaho company officials appeal fraud convictions

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Four officials at a failed southwest Idaho property management company have filed appeals after being convicted of fraud for bilking investors out of billions of dollars. The company, DBSI, once managed 280 shopping centers, office and other commercial buildings in 34...

  • Ex-housing director admits taking $1.5M in bribes

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Connecticut man has admitted taking about $1.5 million in bribes while serving as the executive director of the West Haven Housing Authority. U.S. Attorney Deirdre Daly says 55-year-old Michael Siwek of North Haven pleaded guilty Thursday in...



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