Waste, Fraud & Abuse

Drug Enforcement Administration Executive Cited for Nepotism

Justice Department IG finds son and former employees hired as contractors, wasting hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Inspectors General Council to Track Watchdog Vacancies

Website improvements announced just as Trump assigns SSA IG to Interior.

More Guilty Pleas in Navy Department Liquor Bribery Case  

New Yorkers had paid employee $250,000 for unauthorized discount purchases.

GSA Out of Compliance on Improper Payments, Watchdog Finds

Agency CFO disagrees with auditors’ interpretation of acquisition rules.

House Democrats Clash With Education Department Over Watchdog’s Status

The Trump administration’s aborted effort to replace the IG prompts document demands and an oversight dispute.

GAO Sees Billions in Potential Savings Just by Trimming Government Duplication

The watchdog’s ninth annual report proposes scannable tax returns and new coins, among other things.

Senators Renew Bipartisan Efforts to Protect Federal Retirees from Benefits Fraud

Bill approved by Senate oversight panel would make it a felony for retiree representatives to misuse FERS or CSRS funds.

HUD Promises 'New Day' After GAO Finds Furniture Spending Violated Law

Department will implement task force reforms after notifying Congress, president of its violations.


Ex-EPA Chief Logged $124,000 in Improper Travel Costs, Watchdog Finds

Detailed review of Scott Pruitt’s trips makes 14 recommendations, some of which the agency rejects.

Pentagon Parts Contractor Draws Bipartisan Outrage Over Pricing

Sen. Grassley asks acting Defense chief for action on overcharges exposed by watchdog.

Newly Unveiled Pentagon Fraud Report Names 9 Debarred Contractors

From 2013-2017, investigators pursued 1,059 criminal cases and convicted 1,087 defendants.

CIA Veteran Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Help China

Jerry Lee took cash “for life” in exchange for delivering secret U.S. intelligence.

IRS and Private Partners Tout Success in Combating Identity Theft

Numbers of reported taxpayer victims fell 71 percent from 2015 to 2018.

Duke University Pays $112 Million to Settle Federal Grant Fraud Case

Justice announces resolution of researchers’ false claims to NIH and EPA.