Posts Tagged ‘Inspector General’

Colombia tribunal restores ousted Bogota mayor

BOGOTA (Reuters) – A Colombian tribunal on Tuesday ordered that Gustavo Petro be restored as mayor of Bogota, just weeks after he was officially ousted from the post over mismanagement. The 54-year-old former guerrilla left office on March 19 when President Juan Manuel Santos ratified a decision by the Council of State, the senior judicial […]

Three Men Charged with Allegedly Defrauding the FCC of Approximately $32 Million

WASHINGTON—Three individuals have been indicted for their alleged roles in an approximately $32 million fraud against a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program designed to provide discounted telephone services to low-income customers. The charges were announced today by Acting Assistant Attorney General David A. O’Neil of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Assistant Director in Charge […]

Leader of Identity Theft Ring Sentenced for Stealing More Than 600 Identities and Causing More Than $1 Million in Losses

The leader of an identity theft ring that stole more than 600 identities from U.S. government employees and others was sentenced today to serve 12 years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Acting United States Attorney […]

U.S. health secretary calls for probe of Obamacare website launch

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Wednesday asked the department’s inspector general to investigate the performance of private contractors in the flawed launch of the Obamacare website. The healthcare enrollment website, a key part of President Barack Obama’s sweeping healthcare law, crashed on its October 1 launch and was […]

Former rebel mayor of Colombia’s capital removed from post

BOGOTA (Reuters) – The leftist mayor of Colombia’s capital was removed from his post on Monday for the mismanagement of garbage collection and banned from holding office for 15 years, a blow to the nation’s left as peace talks continue with Marxist FARC rebels. The inspector general ruled that former guerrilla Gustavo Petro, who as […]

Special Report: The Pentagon’s doctored ledgers conceal epic waste

By Scot J. Paltrow LETTERKENNY ARMY DEPOT, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (Reuters) – Linda Woodford spent the last 15 years of her career inserting phony numbers in the U.S. Department of Defense’s accounts. Every month until she retired in 2011, she says, the day came when the Navy would start dumping numbers on the Cleveland, Ohio, office […]

US Government Intervenes in False Claims Lawsuit Against United States Investigations Services for Failing to Perform Required Quality Reviews of Background Investigations

The government has intervened in a lawsuit filed under the False Claims Act against United States Investigations Services LLC (USIS) in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, the Department of Justice announced today.  The lawsuit alleges that USIS, located in Falls Church, Va., failed to perform quality control […]

Former USAID Senior Official to Pay Civil Penalty for Alleged Conflict of Interest Violation

David Ostermeyer, who retired from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in 2012, will pay the government a $30,000 penalty to settle allegations that he participated in a matter in which he had a financial interest that conflicted with his duties when he was Chief Financial Officer of the agency, the […]

North Carolina-Based Trans1 to Pay U.S. $6 Million to Settle False Claims Act Allegations

Medical device manufacturer TranS1 Inc., now known as Baxano Surgical Inc., has agreed to pay the united states $6 million to resolve allegations under the False Claims Act that the company caused health care providers to submit false claims to Medicare and other federal health care programs for minimally-invasive spine surgeries, […]

Parole Officers Charged with Accepting Payoffs

HOUSTON—Four parole officers from two Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) offices in Houston have been indicted for accepting payoffs from parolees, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today, along with FBI Special Agent in Charge Stephen L. Morris; Brad Livingston, TDCJ Executive Director ;and Bruce Toney, Inspector General of TDCJ-Office of Inspector General (OIG). […]

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