Vermont DMV backpedals on fraudulent license applications by illegals

By   /  January 30, 2015  /  Fraud, Immigration, News, Transparency, Vermont  /  No Comments

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A tight-lipped investigation into fraudulent driver’s license applications from out-of-state illegals is producing conflicting details as political pressure mounts from migrant rights groups.

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‘Migrant rights’ advocate urges Vermont DMV not to investigate illegals

By   /  January 23, 2015  /  Fraud, Immigration, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Vermont’s transportation secretary says she’s doing her job, but accusations from an outspoken immigrant rights activist have the transportation chief on the defensive over her investigation of illegals.

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Driver’s licenses a magnet for immigration fraud in Vermont

By   /  January 22, 2015  /  California, Fraud, Immigration, Issues, News, Vermont  /  No Comments

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As California battles a flood of immigrants seeking driver’s licenses after enactment of Assembly Bill 60, Vermont’s Department of Motor Vehicles has found issuing driver’s privileges to illegals can be a magnet for benefits fraud.

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What the ‘Heck’? Christie punts on disability pension abuse

By   /  January 15, 2015  /  Fraud, New Jersey, Pensions, Power Abuse  /  No Comments

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By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog
Proving that politics is “Heck,” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie ignored disability pension reform during his annual State of the State address.
At the center of the controversy is Adam J. Heck, who collects $110,000 in annual salary as associate legal counsel to the governor. He also receives $44,818 a […]

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Are earned income tax credits more wasteful than they’re worth?

By   /  December 26, 2014  /  Fraud, National, News, Wasteful spending  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Watchdog.org

MADISON, Wis. – A recent audit showing the Internal Revenue Service handed out $14.5 billion in improper earned income tax credits in 2012 came as little surprise to budget watchers like Alan Cole.

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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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