By Michal Conger | 03/11/14 06:23 PM
Politicians will no longer party on the taxpayer dime after the Senate voted Tuesday to divert taxpayer subsidies of the Democratic and Republican national conventions to instead fund to fund a new pediatric research fund at the National Institutes of Health. The Gabriella Miller Kids First...
By Washington Examiner | 03/11/14 05:34 PM
Combine the prospect of making a fortune with an insidious mix of political influence and campaign finance, and the results too often are abuses of the federal and state court systems that are much too common in class-action securities litigation. A new study from the U.S. Chamber Institute for...
By Ashe Schow | 03/11/14 04:26 PM
It's a made-for-the-Tea Party solution: If the government becomes too corrupt to govern, perhaps the best plan is to get rid of it. That could be the fate of the small town of Hampton, Fla., population 477, if the city can't get its act together.
By Kelly Cohen | 03/11/14 04:18 PM
Massive fraud in Medicare's prescription drug programs may be going untracked, according to a government watchdog.
03/11/14 05:00 AM
CHARLOTTSVILLE, Va. (AP) — A former Albemarle County developer has been sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison after pleading guilty to federal fraud charges. Prosecutors say Michael Wayne Harding was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Charlottesville. The 59-year-old from Keswick...
By Logan Porter | 03/10/14 05:28 PM
Two senior executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs resigned in recent months after a high-level employee who was improperly hired admitted to having "sexted" on government-issued mobile devices and spent tax dollars to wine and dine "female companions" at bars, according to a newly...
By Associated Press | 03/08/14 05:52 PM
A south-central Idaho home-meal delivery service accused by state and federal officials in a lawsuit of overbilling Medicaid by nearly $900,000 is denying the allegations.
03/07/14 03:52 PM
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A former investment banker has been convicted in Connecticut of defrauding investment funds established as part of the government's response to the financial crisis. The U.S. attorney's office says a jury in New Haven convicted Jesse Litvak on Friday of securities fraud,...
By Kelly Cohen | 03/07/14 03:27 PM
It can traverse outer space, but the National Aeronautics and Space Administration can't manage its own mobile devices, the agency's inspector general has found. NASA's management of its smartphones, tablets and basic cell phones was found to be full of weaknesses, according to the report. The...
By Michal Conger | 03/07/14 03:26 PM
Poor security and inaccurate records of Army supplies in Afghanistan led to the loss of $586 million in equipment between May 2012 and May 2013, including weapons and other sensitive information. The Army and civilian contractors oversee equipment at storage areas where extra supplies are...
By Luke Rosiak | 03/07/14 11:27 AM
Some of the watchdogs who are supposed to root out fraud in the Treasury Department themselves needed to be investigated, according to documents detailing layers of wrongdoing and cover-ups by agents of the Treasury's Office of the Inspector General. The problems were so pervasive that an...
By Richard Pollock | 03/07/14 10:06 AM
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau officials will pay $22.3 million to lease temporary offices in addition to the record-breaking $145 million being spent to renovate the agency's headquarters, according to documents obtained by the Washington Examiner. The temporary offices to be occupied...
By Michal Conger | 03/06/14 02:15 PM
Federal agencies spend millions of dollars each year training civil service senior executives, but don't accurately report the costs or evaluate whether it does any good, according to the Government Accountability Office.
By Kelly Cohen | 03/06/14 01:53 PM
Environmental Protection Agency employees spent thousands of federal tax dollars in 2012 on things like gym memberships and gift cards, according to a government watchdog.
By Sam Hananel | 03/06/14 07:48 AM
The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed open to the possibility of making it harder for investors to join together to sue corporations for securities fraud — but maybe not as hard as companies that have to defend such lawsuits would like.
By Ashe Schow | 03/10/14
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