FCC commissioner wants to end Obamaphone fraud

By   /  July 29, 2014  /  Accountability, Federal Government, Fraud, National, News, Taxes, Technology  /  No Comments

OBAMAPHONE: FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai wants to set limits on the agency's Lifeline phone program for low-income individuals to rein in the rampant fraud and abuse of the program.

By Josh Peterson | Watchdog.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A top federal regulator wants the Federal Communications Commission to rein in the so-called “Obamaphone” program.
FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai told an audience of right-leaning tech policy advocates Monday morning during an event organized by the nonprofit organization Citizens Against Government Waste that he wanted to reform the Lifeline [...]

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Oink! 2014 Tennessee pork report documents $609M in taxpayer waste

By   /  June 26, 2014  /  Fraud, News, Tennessee  /  No Comments

2014 Tennessee Pork Report

By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog
NASHVILLE — Tennessee officials wasted $609 million in taxpayer money last year, according to the 2014 Tennessee Pork Report, which a free market think tank released Wednesday.
The Beacon Center of Tennessee releases the annual report every summer.
Beacon President Justin Owen said this year’s report reveals the highest amount of taxpayer waste [...]

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VT voter registration official: ‘I just want things fair and honest’

By   /  June 18, 2014  /  Elections, Fraud, News, Politics & Elections, Transparency, Vermont, Voter Fraud, Voter Registration  /  No Comments


As campaign season heats up, voters are looking for candidates who will perform the duties of elected office with honesty and integrity. No less important, voters want the election process itself to be marked by the same integrity. Burlington voter registration watchdog Linda Chagnon says election officials face challenges in ensuring that only registered voters vote in elections.

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Bridgegate and Doublegate are double trouble for Christie

By   /  June 9, 2014  /  Ethics, Fraud, New Jersey, New Jersey Featured, Pensions, Power Abuse, State Government, State Politics  /  No Comments

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno face double trouble with Bridgegate and Doublegate.

By Mark Lagerkvist
Long before Bridgegate, Gov. Chris Christie and his administration have quietly tried to escape Doublegate — an alleged $245,000 pension fraud involving Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno.
New Jersey Watchdog revealed last week that an investigation by the attorney general’s Division of Criminal Justice was virtually non-existent, producing only a secret five-page report following a 13-month probe.
Today, [...]

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NJ judge schedules release of Guadagno ‘Doublegate’ files

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

Gov. Christie's Administration may be running out of ways to protect Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno from a pension scandal

By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog
The public is one step closer to learning some of the secrets of “Doublegate” — a hush-hush criminal investigation involving New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno and an alleged pension fraud scheme.
Mercer County Superior Court Judge Mary C. Jacobson last week ordered the state Division of Criminal Justice to release [...]

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Disgraced Camden cop shoots for NJ disability pension

By   /  May 1, 2014  /  Fraud, New Jersey, News, Pensions  /  No Comments

Despite a previous plot to cheat NJ's retirement system, Jeffrey Frett aims for a $50,000 a year tax-free disability pension.

It’s hard to believe, but former Camden city police sergeant Jeffrey Frett is taking another shot at a New Jersey disability pension.

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