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  • Apathetic HUD officials lose $10.8 million on failed Puerto Rican sports complex

    When federal officials in 1994 approved a $5 million loan to build a sports complex in Puerto Rico, they had no way of knowing that the facility would never be built and the money would never be returned.

  • Md. officer charged in workers' comp fraud case

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Montgomery County police officer has been charged with perjury and workers' compensation fraud. Gilbert Payne was charged Tuesday in Baltimore City Circuit Court. The 40-year-old Payne didn't respond to a message seeking comment at his home Tuesday. Maryland's state...

  • SEC hands whistleblower record-breaking $30 million award

    SEC officials said the widespread securities violations would have been difficult to detect were it not for the whistleblower, whose identity they did not make public.

  • IRS paid $5.2 billion in fraudulent refunds

    In a report issued Monday, the GAO said the IRS stopped $24.2 billion in theft, but the extent of the fraud is "unknown."

  • Broken culture, risky reforms leave unethical VA execs on public payroll

    Nobody at the Department of Veterans Affairs linked to phony appointment logs or patient deaths has been fired, despite a hastily passed new law designed to make it easier to oust corrupt and inept federal managers.

  • DOD can't track its vast real estate holdings

    Department of Defense officials operate an estimated 500,000 properties around the world that are worth in excess of $828 billion.

  • Three Florida women get slammer for Medicare fraud

    Three Florida women will serve lengthy prison terms and make more than $2.4 million in restitution for their participation in a $20 million scheme to defraud Medicare.

  • Feds spend $167 million, audit $150K

    Of the $167 million the Denali Commission accepted in grant funds between 2011 and 2013, the inspector general’s office monitored the spending of just $150,000.

  • Poll: Americans estimate federal government wastes 51 cents on the dollar

    On average, Americans believe that the federal government wastes more than half of all taxpayer dollars.

  • Officials' kin on public housing dole

    A Michigan public housing commission is shot through with conflicts of interests, including two top officials with family members benefiting from the federal program, according to a government watchdog.

  • Healthcare.gov got go-ahead despite flaws

    Department of Health and Human Services officials knew of the security risks before launching healthcare.gov, the troubled website for the Obamacare health insurance program.

  • DOD unit ignored audit, overpaid millions

    Missile Defense Agency officials overpaid for a contract by millions of dollars because they ignored the findings of the Pentagon office charged with overseeing such negotiations.

  • Retailers want food stamp data secret

    How many food stamps are redeemed at which stores has long been viewed by the companies and the Department of Agriculture as a commercial trade secret and thus exempt from disclosure.

  • Fed used tax dollars to build dream house

    A Department of Veterans Affairs employee who remodeled her home using taxpayer dollars was sentenced to four years of probation after pleading guilty to one count of theft in federal court.

  • 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.



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