By Luke Rosiak | 03/05/14 05:31 AM
A high-ranking investigator in charge of rooting out fraud by Treasury Department employees was himself fraudulently drawing simultaneous salaries from both the military and the Treasury. The same investigator also petitioned the government for a full disability retirement.
By Associated Press | 03/04/14 09:02 AM
The state Inspector General says staff members at the Department of Transitional Assistance reported 14,431 cases of potential fraud or abuse of electronic benefit transfer cards, formerly called food stamps, to investigators through the first 10 months of 2013.
By Michal Conger and Luke Rosiak | 03/04/14 06:24 AM
The federal government spent millions of dollars on thousands of upgraded flights for employees in 2012 and 2013, paying many times more for business and first-class seats than the same flights would have cost in coach or the government-contracted rate.
By Associated Press | 03/01/14 01:26 PM
A New York City doctor has pleaded guilty in a long-running bribes-for-test referrals scheme involving a northern New Jersey firm.
By Michelle Malkin | 02/28/14 11:19 AM
This may be the first and last time I ever write these words: America, follow Canada. Our neighbors to the north finally have wised up to the international cash-for-visas scam. Last week, the country ended its foreign investor program that put residency up for sale to the highest bidder. We...
By Luke Rosiak | 02/27/14 05:24 AM
Officials in two Treasury Department bureaus fraudulently enriched themselves at taxpayer expense, according to documents obtained by the Washington Examiner. The assistant commissioner of the Bureau of Public Debt who supervised 108 employees in the bureau's West Virginia office “was...
By Jennifer Peltz | 02/26/14 09:05 AM
NEW YORK — A sprawling criminal case accusing more than 100 retired firefighters, police officers, jail guards and others of scamming the Social Security disability system ensnared 28 more people with charges Tuesday, including sons of some alleged ringleaders. The case already involved 106...
By Channing Joseph | 02/26/14 09:03 AM
One-third of a central California town's police force was taken off duty after several officers were arrested in a scheme to take for themselves the impounded cars of some poor Hispanic residents, authorities said.
By Kelly Cohen | 02/25/14 05:18 PM
Improved documentation of federal buildings across five agencies could eliminate up to $20 billion in excess costs, according to a new Government Accountability Office report. Delayed building maintenance and repair backlogs can cost as much as $20 billion from the General Services...
By Veronique de Rugy | 02/25/14 05:28 AM
Those worried that the federal government has gotten too big to manage likely weren't reassured in September when House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi claimed there is nothing left to cut from the almost $3.8 trillion-a-year budget for fiscal 2014.
By Kelly Cohen | 02/24/14 05:49 PM
Unnecessary conference spending at the Department of Commerce could have been avoided, a new agency inspector general report has found. The National Institute of Standards and Technology's Manufacturing Extension Partnership program spent an estimated $1.1 million at its 2012 annual conference...
By Associated Press | 02/24/14 10:32 AM
A woman who was the Victoria County Housing Authority commissioner for four years has been named in a three-count federal indictment charging her with theft and fraud over 15 years.
By Associated Press | 02/24/14 10:27 AM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The owner of two Northern California medical-supply businesses has been arrested on fraud charges for allegedly running a Ponzi scheme to keep his firms afloat. The Sacramento Bee cites court papers that say Deepal Wannakuwatte took in more than $125 million...
02/23/14 07:26 AM
City government in a tiny town of 500 people between Jacksonville and Gainesville has gone off the rails in recent years, and now the Florida state legislature aims to dissolve it entirely. That's the word on Hampton, Fla., according to a Sunday story in the Orlando Sentinel. The town's fire...
By Associated Press | 02/22/14 01:39 PM
The former owner of a tiny orthopedic hospital with an unusually heavy roster of spinal surgery patients was charged Friday with health care fraud in a $500 million scheme to defraud workers' compensation insurance providers with the help of a California state senator.
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