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Defense Dept. Agrees To Overpay Millions Of Dollars

Even though a Pentagon audit revealed that a Halliburton subsidiary overcharged the United States Government more than $250 million for work in Iraq, the Army announced that it will reimburse the company for the entire $2.41 billion no-bid contract. The Army’s explanation is unsettling with a spokeswoman named Rhonda James…

More Voting Fraud In Florida

Florida’s Palm Beach County can’t seem to shed election controversy. During the 2000 presidential election fiasco, the county’s butterfly ballots were the big story and now the high-tech machines that replaced those paper ballots are in the spotlight. A recently released audit of voting-machine logs from the 2004 presidential election…

Judge Runs Personal Business Out Of Courtroom

It took two years but California’s Commission on Judicial Performance finally reprimanded a judge for running a real estate business out of his courtroom, using official court letterhead to intimidate tenants and court personnel such as his bailiff to collect rents. In a lengthy letter to Orange County Superior Court…

U.S. Tries To Clean Up United Nations

The United Nations has become synonymous with fraud and abuse and now U.S. Ambassador John Bolton’s drive to clean house is triggering a backlash from corrupt developing nations who accuse him of encroachment. Beginning this week, Bolton will chair the first of two sessions on financial and sex scandals in…

Government Secrecy

United States intelligence agencies have been secretly removing from public access thousands of historical documents that were available for years, including some that have already been published by various historians and even the State Department. Historians at George Washington University’s National Security Archives discovered the secret operation and

Husband of Specter Aide Benefits From Earmarks

USA Today reports on some questionable ethics involving Senator Specter (R-PA) and one of his legislative assistants: WASHINGTON – Sen. Arlen Specter helped direct almost $50 million in Pentagon spending during the past four years to clients of the husband of one of his top aides, records show. Specter, R-Pa.,…

U.S. Officials Give Terrorists Classified Information

Federal prosecutors involved in the government’s signature domestic terrorism case against a Muslim charity, mistakenly gave highly classified intelligence materials to the terrorists’ defense attorneys. Arguing for the return of the sensitive counter-terrorism information, government officials wrote that “its disclosure and dissemination could

Government Agency Protects Big Companies

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is supposed to protect human health and assure that the environment is clean for the American people, yet the government agency is protecting politically connected paint manufacturers with deep pockets by refusing to turn over records detailing the levels of smog-causing compounds in their products.…

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