Top public health officials have collected $25 million in bonuses since 2007, carving out extra pay for themselves in tight federal budgetary times while blaming a lack of money for the Obama administration’s lackluster response to the Ebola outbreak.
State Department managers created the appearance of giving “undue influence and favoritism” by quashing or delaying official probes into accusations of prostitution solicitation, sexual assault and document leaking by American diplomats in recent years, a report by the department’s internal watchdog said Thursday.
It may be common for consumers to have unused software on their computers, but when it comes to the IRS, investigators say it’s costing taxpayers millions of dollars.
Federal prosecutors are recommending leniency for a former federal contractor who played an early but critical role in what became the biggest bid-rigging scandal in federal contracting history.
Fall is in the air and local governments across America are celebrating by using tax dollars to help subsidize everything from pumpkin patches, hay rides and haunted corn mazes to an event that would make “Modern Family’s” Cameron Tucker proud: launching Halloween pumpkins thousands of feet into the air.
Thanks to a loophole created by the Illinois legislature, retired teacher union leaders are getting pension credit for the years they did union work after leaving the classroom. The arrangement has put taxpayers on the hook for millions of dollars in retirement benefits unrelated to teaching, and further drained an already overburdened state pension fund.
Welfare recipients in Colorado used taxpayer dollars to illegally purchase $500,000 worth of alcohol over the past two years.
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The central figure in a Department of Veterans Affairs procurement scandal, whom investigators accused of strong-arming the agency to hire a well-connected firm then lying about it, was set to begin a new job overseeing contracts for the Department of Energy (DOE) starting next week, according to an internal announcement.
A Boston businessman faced a federal investigation into whether he had bribed contracting officials to steer lucrative deals his way. So he responded the only way he knew how: bribing an FBI agent to call off the case. Unfortunately for the bureau, the agent took him up on it.