By Associated Press | 11/06/13 03:35 PM
Washington — A former U.S. visa chief in Vietnam has pleaded guilty to bribery and other charges for accepting more than $3 million in bribes in exchange for visas for entry into the U.S. Michael T. Sestak pleaded guilty to the charges on Tuesday and faces roughly 19 ½ years to 24 ½ years...
By Kelly Cohen | 11/06/13 10:55 AM
Cyber weaknesses continue to nag the Department of Energy — as does the agency's failure to fix them, its inspector general has found.
By Melinda Deslatte | 11/06/13 09:49 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. — State leaders haven't done enough to aggressively pursue food stamp recipients who overspent their balance when the electronic food stamp service was down last month, U.S. Sen. David Vitter said Monday.
By Ethan Barton | 11/05/13 02:33 PM
Neckties, silk scarves, Christmas ornaments and other “swag” accounted for at least $790,000 inappropriately spent by a division of the U.S. Marshals Service from 2005 to 2010, according to a report released by the Justice Department's internal watchdog Tuesday. The marshals' Investigative...
By Kelly Cohen | 11/05/13 12:50 PM
Flaws in the Small Business Administration allow large businesses to get awards and contracts really meant for small businesses, the agency's inspector general found. The Oct. 31 audit was an update on 11 management and performances challenges the SBA is attempting to fix. The SBA's...
By Michal Conger | 11/04/13 06:59 PM
A Pentagon official misused his position to allow a family member access to a Pentagon firing range and shooting lessons; had subordinates get his lunch and coffee daily; promoted a subordinate on the basis of their relationship; and granted administrative leave for a golf tournament, according...
By Michal Conger | 11/04/13 03:50 PM
A former engineer for the U.S. Navy’s Naval Sea Systems Command has been sentenced to 10 years in prison as the "mastermind" behind an $18 million kickback scheme.
11/04/13 01:39 PM
(www.miamiherald.com) Though progress has been slow, the FBI is slowly rounding up some 180 South Florida fugitives who fled the country after ripping off Medicare for millions.
11/04/13 10:18 AM
The Homeland Security Department is conducting a sweeping review of overtime use by its employees amid allegations of widespread abuses that cost taxpayers millions of dollars annually. The review comes in response to charges by a government watchdog agency that Customs and Border Protection...
By Editorial Writer | 11/02/13 09:54 AM
Medicare isn't supposed to provide death benefits but it does. Here’s how it works: You die and then benefits continue to be paid to you. It is a pretty comprehensive program. Lots of doctors keep getting payments after they die as well. These are not, it should be noted, “official”...
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