Residents says county is falsifying road data to get more tax money

By   /  June 23, 2015  /  Colorado, Finances, Fraud, News, State Budgets, Taxes  /  No Comments

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By Arthur Kane | Watchdog.org
Boulder County is falsifying road maintenance data, and the Colorado Department of Transportation is refusing to verify the filings, some residents of the county’s subdivisions say.
Chuck Wibby, chairman of the Boulder County Fairness in Road Maintenance community group, provided Watchdog.org with nearly a dozen examples of roads Boulder County rated as good in its […]

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Watchdog Podcast: The Fraudcast — Fraud really is all around us, at least in government

By   /  June 22, 2015  /  Fraud, Podcast, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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This week’s top three “frauds of the week” include $1 million in bogus tax refunds going to the Ukraine, massive Medicaid fraud in Louisiana and Social Security payments that continued for years and years after an elderly woman died.

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Watchdog Podcast: Behind the Headlines — SBA, Missy Elliott and the feds’ Lamborghini dealerships

By   /  June 17, 2015  /  Federal Government, Finances, Fraud, Government Waste, investigations, Issues, Podcast, Watchdog Radio  /  No Comments

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The federal government losing as much as $1 billion by backing bad loans to luxury businesses like two Lamborghini dealerships. And Missy Elliott.

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Russian ad attracting foreign nationals to Bennington for Vermont driver’s licenses

By   /  June 11, 2015  /  Fraud, Immigration, Issues, National, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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A Russian-language ad offering services for illegal immigrants in the New York City area is drawing Ukrainian and Georgian foreign nationals to obtain driver’s privilege cards in Vermont, one of just 10 states offering formal identification cards to undocumented immigrants.

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Russian, Spanish-language ads fueling driver’s license fraud in Vermont

By   /  May 14, 2015  /  Fraud, Immigration, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Foreign-language ads are helping out-of-state illegal immigrants fraudulently obtain Vermont driver privilege cards, the chief inspector of the Vermont DMV has revealed.

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Vermont driver’s privilege card fraud spreads to foreign countries

By   /  May 12, 2015  /  Fraud, Fraud of the Day, Immigration, National Security, New Mexico, News, transportation, Vermont  /  No Comments

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An investigation into fraudulent applications for Vermont driver’s privilege cards has spread to foreign countries, according to the commissioner of the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles.

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