Company accuses labor union of forging signatures for political gain

By   /  August 18, 2014  /  Fraud, News, unions, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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A home health-care company contracted with the Milwaukee County Department of Family Care is accusing a local labor union of forging workers’ signatures to collect more money for political activity.

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SEC charges Kansas with fraud for Parkinson-era omissions

By   /  August 12, 2014  /  Finances, Fraud, Kansas, News, Pensions  /  No Comments

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The Securities Exchange Commission has levied fraud charges against the State of Kansas for actions taken under the administration of Democratic Gov. Mark Parkinson.

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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

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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

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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 Big Stories, 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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