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January 24, 2014

By Neil Gordon

DOJ Sues Firm That Screened Edward Snowden and Navy Yard Shooter



Contract Oversight The Justice Department alleges contractor U.S. Investigations Services submitted more than 600,000 falsified security clearance background investigations over four and a half years and defrauded taxpayers of millions of dollars.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

January 13, 2014

By Neil Gordon

2013: The Year in Federal Fraud Recoveries



Contract Oversight The federal False Claims Act -- still a potent anti-fraud weapon after 150 years.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

April 4, 2013

By Neil Gordon

Fluor Pays $1.1M to Settle Hanford False Claims Case



Hanford Nuclear Site Department of Energy contractor Fluor paid $1.1 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit accusing the company of violating the False Claims Act by improperly using federal funds for lobbying.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

January 4, 2013

By Neil Gordon

Gallup Fraud Probe Nabs Ex-FEMA Official



Gallup Federal prosecutors charged former FEMA official Timothy Cannon with a felony conflict of interest charge for helping The Gallup Organization win contracts while seeking a job with the company.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

December 10, 2012

By Neil Gordon

Government Fraud Recoveries Would Make "Honest Abe" Proud



This is a black and white photograph of Abraham Lincoln. The federal government has recovered another $5 billion of taxpayer money that otherwise would have been lost to fraud.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

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