By Kelly Cohen | 11/08/13 05:32 PM
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Darrell Issa subpoenaed Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy on Friday to produce documents he requested more than six months ago. Issa, a California Republican, and Sen. David Vitter, R-La., the ranking Republican...
By Ethan Barton | 11/08/13 02:21 PM
Two North Hollywood, Calif. brothers pleaded guilty to trying to steal $87,500 of packaged beef, according to the Kansas district of the Justice Department. Oganes Nagapetian, 53, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit interstate shipment fraud, and Tigran Nagapetian, 50, pleaded guilty to...
By Ethan Barton | 11/08/13 02:12 PM
Edward Woodard, former CEO of the Virginia Bank of the Commonwealth, was sentenced to 23 years in federal prison for masterminding a massive fraud scheme that led to the bank's failure. That failure also cost the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation $333 million, according to a report by...
By Michal Conger | 11/08/13 01:55 PM
John Beale, the former Environmental Protection Agency employee who claimed he was a CIA spy and stole hundreds of dollars from the government, also took two taxpayer-funded trips to London that cost more than $40,000, according to travel vouchers obtained by the Washington Free Beacon....
By Luke Rosiak | 11/08/13 09:13 AM
It started as a plan small-government conservatives could get behind: spinning off a Department of Energy project into the private sector, where it would save the government money and prosper. Second of a three-part series.
11/07/13 09:45 PM
(www.nytimes.com) The charges against three Navy officials and a ship-servicing contractor have embarrassed military leaders and raised questions about lax oversight.
By Associated Press | 11/07/13 05:14 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service issued $4 billion in fraudulent tax refunds last year to people using stolen identities, with some of the money going to addresses in Bulgaria, Lithuania and Ireland, according to an inspector general's report released Thursday. The IRS sent a...
By Mark Flatten | 11/07/13 03:50 PM
Federal officials have filed new fraud and conspiracy charges against the former head of Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers in Cleveland and Dayton, who is accused of taking bribes from businesses seeking more than $1 billion in agency contracts. William D. Montague, 61, took...
By Ethan Barton | 11/07/13 07:57 AM
Department of Energy officials hid from investigators information about financial and performance failures of a company that got $135 million in government-backed loans.
By Luke Rosiak | 11/07/13 05:21 AM
A chronically failing nuclear energy company using a technique one-twentieth as efficient as its competitors' has wrangled billions of dollars in cash, materials and research from the Department of Energy in deals that dwarf the Solyndra loan scandal. First of a three-part series.
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