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Promotion, Pay Raise For Defrauding Gov’t

A high-ranking federal official responsible for securing multi-million dollar government contracts actually got a promotion and hefty pay raise while he was being investigated for taking bribes from a company that he schemed with to overcharge the government. The official, William Mitten, eventually lost his job after pleading guilty to…

Federal Agency’s Health Hazard

The government agency responsible for protecting public health and safety neglects to enforce many federal laws because it could negatively affect the profits of the wealthy companies that pay the agency hundreds of millions of dollars in “fees.” A new study released by the House Committee on Government Reform details…

Illegal Immigrants Jailed In Arizona

An Arizona Sheriff has come under fire for daring to enforce a new human smuggling state law that allows prosecutors to charge illegal immigrants suspected of paying to get smuggled into the U.S. Frustrated with the lack of federal enforcement of immigration laws, Arizona legislators passed the statute last August…

Ney Posed In Photo With Tribe He Didn’t Remember

It seems that Rep. Bob Ney (R-OH) took in too much fresh air during a golf outing to Scotland (August 2002), resulting in a fog of forgetfulness when he was questioned during an investigation of lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Ney reportedly told Senate investigators that he had no memory of meeting…

Judge Favors Sex Offenders

The same Clinton-appointed federal judge, who ruled that “theory of evolution” stickers on high school biology textbooks are an unconstitutional endorsement of religion, is blocking a Georgia law that bars sex offenders from living near school bus stops. U.S. District Judge Clarence Cooper apparently thinks that a new state law…

Billions More For Nuclear Cleanup

Six years after the U.S. government agreed to clean up a highly contaminated nuclear plant, radioactive waste from the leaking tanks continue to percolate through ground water because the government made a bad deal with a private company that now demands almost triple the money of the original estimate. Located…

Corrupt Democrat Mayor Indicted

A popular Northern California mayor who raised thousands of dollars for John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign and was named a rising star by the influential Democratic Leadership Council, has been indicted on fraud, bribery and conspiracy charges. San Jose Mayor Ron Gonzales secretly negotiated a garbage contract that cost taxpayers…

Gov’t Security Breaches On A Roll

Various federal government agencies have committed serious and costly data breaches recently, but the icing on the cake came this week when the agency charged with fighting identity theft admitted losing two laptops containing sensitive personal data used to commit identity theft. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) claims that the…

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