Forgery investigation focuses on former chief; raises more issues

By   /  December 17, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Ethics, Fraud, Local News, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

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A recent state audit further solidified the paperwork problems of a former small-town Pennsylvania police chief who had faced 64 felony charges. The Ohioville Borough officer was able to plead to two misdemeanors and retire instead of being fired.

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Prisoners file $1 billion in fraudulent tax returns, audit finds

By   /  November 25, 2014  /  Fraud, National, News  /  No Comments

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Inmates and their accomplices filed $1 billion in fraudulent tax returns in 2012, a six-fold increase from 2007, according to a report released Tuesday by the Internal Revenue Service’s auditor.

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Vermont halts payments to Obamacare architect Gruber

By   /  November 19, 2014  /  Fraud, Health Care, Issues, National, News, Transparency, Vermont  /  No Comments

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The state of Vermont has stopped payment on the contract of Jonathan Gruber following a series of video statements showing the Obamacare architect repeatedly insulting voters and intentionally misleading the public in the crafting of the Affordable Care Act.

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Union trademark: Federal teleworkers bilk taxpayers

By   /  November 19, 2014  /  Federal Government, Fraud, Labor, National, News  /  No Comments

WHO'S WORKING? U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, wants answers to reports of widespread "telework" abuses at the Patent and Trademark Office.

The federal office that stripped the Washington Redskins’ trademark has lost control of its “teleworkers,” who game the system to bilk taxpayers.

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‘Terminate Gruber,’ Vermont minority leader says

By   /  November 18, 2014  /  Fraud, Health Care, National, News, Transparency, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Vermont Senate Minority Leader Joe Benning is calling on Gov. Peter Shumlin to terminate the contract of Jonathan Gruber following the release of videos showing the MIT professor intentionally deceived the public in drafting the Affordable Care Act.

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NJ Watchdog fights for Guadagno pension probe records in appeals court

By   /  September 29, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Ethics, Fraud, New Jersey, New Jersey Big Stories, New Jersey Featured, News, Open Records, Pensions, Politics & Elections, State Government  /  No Comments

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The mystery of what happened in a criminal investigation of an alleged $245,000 pension fraud implicating Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno may finally be solved in a New Jersey appeals court.

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