More Waste and Fraud Articles

  • Examiner Editorial: Time to put some limits on class-action frequent filers

    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...

  • Florida town may learn a revolutionary lesson: When government becomes too corrupt, it gets abolished

    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.

  • Federal officials may be missing massive Medicare Part D fraud

    Massive fraud in Medicare's prescription drug programs may be going untracked, according to a government watchdog.

  • Veterans Affairs officials resign after promoting employee who used tax dollars for 'female companions,' sexted on VA computers

    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...

  • Idaho company denies bilking Medicaid

    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.

  • Ex-trader convicted of defrauding bailout program

    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,...

  • NASA struggles to manage its smartphones, report finds

    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...

  • Army lost $586 million in equipment, weapons in Afghanistan

    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...

  • Treasury investigators needed someone investigating them

    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...

  • CFPB to pay $22.3 million to lease building owned by Obama bundler

    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...

  • Feds don't know if senior executive training is worth what it costs, GAO says

    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.

  • EPA workers used tax dollars to buy gym memberships, gift cards

    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.

  • Supreme Court weighs securities fraud case changes

    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.

  • Treasury investigator led life of lies, government dependence

    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.

From the Weekly Standard

  • 2014 ≠ 2016

    Polls are overrated, but they can be still instructive. So what’s to be learned from a Fox News survey of 1,012 registered voters conducted April 13-15? 

  • Through a Google Glass, Darkly

    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...