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Office Of Inspector General
Latest Office Of Inspector General Items
The Treasury Department's oversight role of a half-billion-dollar federal loan guarantee to Solyndra LLC was not sufficiently defined, the consultation that did occur was "rushed" and no records were kept as to how Treasury's serious concerns with the loan were addressed, a report says.
Virginia will play big in 2012 elections; IG report: Metro skirted hiring practices; Justice clears way for online gambling; D.C. issued 1.6M parking tickets in a year; Post: Black student expelled more than whites; Butt slasher likely fled to Peru; Maryland might have most gerrymandered congressional districts; Brown returns money from tax evader Stewart.
A top manager at Metro created a $140,000-a-year job for a friend whose California-based company had received stimulus funds and contracts from the transit agency — including one for $50,000 that paid for the design of a single banner hanging in Metro's downtown headquarters.
The "Fast and Furious" probe isn't the first time Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s truthfulness has been challenged by members of Congress.
A "lack of trustworthiness" raises doubts about the nation's top prosecutor, Rep. Darrell Issa said.
The Justice Department and several of its agencies engaged in "extravagant and wasteful" spending on food, beverages and event planning for law enforcement conferences, including paying $16 each for muffins, $76 per person for lunch and more than $8 for a cup of coffee, according to an audit released Tuesday by the department's Office of Inspector General.
Inspectors are warning that federal health regulators are in danger of unwittingly violating conflict of interest laws because of a lack of documentation on conflict of interest waivers.
Alan Kessler, longtime member of the the Board of Governors for the U.S. Postal Service, resigned last month just weeks after an investigation concluded that he pressured postal officials in a real estate transaction involving a personal friend.
District of Columbia officers who gave a police escort with sirens and flashing lights to actor Charlie Sheen from a northern Virginia airport to a city performance did not violate department policies, according to a new report that calls such escorts a routine and accepted practice.