March 13, 2012 |
A recruitment campaign to boost the Army National Guard and Reserve at a difficult time in Iraq and Afghanistan is the focus of a wide-ranging Pentagon fraud investigation, including allegations of kickback schemes involving military personnel, internal documents show. The alleged fraud involves programs that paid $2,000 bounties to soldiers or civilians who signed up as "recruiting assistants" and brought in new enlistees. Investigators have found evidence that recruiters for the Guard and...
February 15, 2009 |
Just weeks ago, Stewart Parnell was running a peanut company from a converted garage behind his house outside Lynchburg, Va. His family business supplied ingredients to some of the biggest names on supermarket shelves: Kellogg, Sara Lee, Little Debbie. The federal government was a customer, too, buying his peanuts for poor school children, disaster victims and military troops. He even advised the Department of Agriculture on peanut quality. Today, Parnell's peanut empire has filed for bankruptcy protection.
January 26, 2013 |
Federal investigators looking into disclosures of classified information about a cyberoperation that targeted Iran's nuclear program have increased pressure on current and former senior government officials suspected of involvement, according to people familiar with the investigation. The inquiry, which was started by Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. last June , is examining leaks about a computer virus developed jointly by the United States and Israel that damaged nuclear...
February 20, 2010 |
The D.C. public school teacher accused of sexual misconduct before he was laid off in October allegedly had sex with an 18-year-old special-needs student, resulting in her pregnancy, Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee told D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray in a letter. Rhee did not name the teacher, student or school in the Feb. 12 letter. She did reveal that police and prosecutors told school officials that because of the student's age, the allegation did not warrant criminal investigation.
May 28, 2008 |
Orbital Sciences said yesterday that federal prosecutors would not pursue criminal charges over allegations that the company defrauded the U.S. government of millions of dollars through improper billing and accounting. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Arizona told the Dulles rocket and satellite manufacturer that the government had ended its criminal investigation, according to an Orbital filing yesterday with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Still to be resolved is a civil lawsuit over the...
August 1, 2012 |
As the Obama administration moved last year to bail out Solyndra, the embattled flagship of the president's initiative to promote alternative energy, a White House budget analyst calculated that millions of taxpayer dollars might be saved by cutting the government's losses, shuttering the company immediately and selling its assets, according to a congressional investigation. Even so, senior officials in the White House's Office of Management and Budget did not discourage the Energy...