Judge gives NJ one last chance to keep ‘Doublegate’ secrets

By   /  April 14, 2014  /  Ethics, Fraud, New Jersey, News, Open Records, Pensions, Pensions, State Government  /  No Comments

Confidential

A judge is giving the state’s Division of Criminal Justice one final chance to argue why an index of records from a hush-hush criminal investigation involving Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno should not be released to a New Jersey Watchdog reporter.

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Medicare fraud: $97 million for mentally ill patients to watch movies, play games

By   /  March 14, 2014  /  Accountability, Featured, Fraud, Issues, National, National News, News, Texas, Texas WatchBlog, WatchBlog  /  No Comments

EXPENSIVE GAMES: Patients were supposed to be getting intensive treatments covered by Medicaid at a Houston facility. Instead, they were playing games and watching movies on the taxpayers' dime.

While taxpayers were picking up the tab for intensive, outpatient care for mentally ill patients, those patients were playing games and watching movies.

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Food stamp fraud bill passes NM House

By   /  February 18, 2014  /  Food Stamp/SNAP Fraud, Fraud, New Mexico, News, SNAP, WIC Fraud  /  No Comments

GETTING TOUGH: A bill aimed at cracking down on food stamp and EBT fraud heads to the New Mexico Senate in the waning days of the legislative session.

A bill that toughens penalties for people who try to trade food stamps and EBT cards for cash unanimoulsy passed the New Mexico House of Representatives, and the bill’s sponsor hopes the measure can get through the Legislature before the 30-day legislative session ends Thursday.

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Secrets surface in probe implicating New Jersey’s lieutenant governor

By   /  February 12, 2014  /  Ethics, Fraud, Governor, New Jersey, News, Open Records, Pensions, Pensions, Politics, State Government, State Politics, Transparency, Transparency  /  No Comments

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By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog
A pension probe implicating Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno is so secret the New Jersey attorney general’s office won’t share its findings with the state board that requested the criminal investigation.
As a result, trustees of the Police and Firemen’s Retirement System remain in the dark about the results of an [...]

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Judge orders release of Guadagno pension-probe records

By   /  February 6, 2014  /  Ethics, Fraud, New Jersey, News, Pensions, Pensions, Politics, Power Abuse, Public records, State Government, State Politics, Transparency  /  No Comments

Cabinet Meeting

By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog
A New Jersey Watchdog reporter has won the latest round in a three-year battle for public records surrounding the state’s hush-hush investigation of an alleged pension scheme implicating Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno.
Administrative Law Judge Linda M. Kassekert ordered the state Treasury to release 25 of 26 documents the Christie [...]

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