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2009-07-16 13:47:36

Conax Florida Corp., a defense contractor in Tampa, Fla., said it is baffled by a raid by six federal agencies that closed down its offices. At this point we're just trying to determine what they're after, and we just don't know, General Manager Chester Claudon said. Federal agents with search warrants swarmed through the company's offices Wednesday, the Tampa, Fla., Tribune reported. Brooke Harris with the Defense Criminal Investigative Service said the raid involved members the Naval...

2009-06-26 09:18:00

Medicare Fraud Strike Force Charges Individuals, Freezes Assets WASHINGTON, June 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Eight Miami-Dade County, Fla., residents have been indicted in connection with an alleged $22 million Medicare fraud scheme operated out of Miami businesses purporting to specialize in home health care services, announced Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Criminal Division, Acting U.S. Attorney Jeffrey H. Sloman of the Southern District of Florida, and Daniel R....

2009-06-25 13:22:00

Largest Nonpartisan, Professional Association Representing Federal Law Enforcement Officers to Host and Participate in Enrollment Events and 32-City National Child Safety Tour Recommencing this Fall ROCKAWAY, N.J., June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- AMBER Ready, Inc. today announced that it has formed an alliance with the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA), the largest, nonpartisan, professional association representing more than 25,000 federal agents from over 65 different law...

2009-06-24 14:59:13

Fifty-three people have been indicted for schemes to submit more than $50 million in false Medicare claims in the continuing operation of the Medicare Fraud Strike Force in Detroit, Attorney General Eric Holder, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and FBI Director Robert Mueller announced today.  The Strike Force in Detroit is the third phase of a targeted criminal, civil and administrative effort against individuals and health care companies that...

2009-05-17 12:21:03

The U.S. Securities Exchange Commission says it is investigating allegations a deputy director misused her authority in a personal matter. Documents released from the agency's inspector general to The Washington Post and published Sunday allege Deputy Secretary Florence Harmon attempted to intimidate a Morgan Stanley stock broker over a disagreement about her mother's account, telling him of her position at the SEC and suggesting he Google her name. The SEC inspector general referred Harmon,...

2009-04-06 09:45:00

The U.S. space agency's controversial inspector general has submitted his letter of resignation to U.S. President Barack Obama. National Aeronautics and Space Administration officials said Obama accepted Robert Cobb's resignation, effective at the end of this week. The Project on Government Oversight, a non-profit organization that investigates alleged federal misconduct, said Cobb has been under pressure with Sens. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.; Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va.; and Chuck Grassley,...

2009-04-02 18:26:00

WASHINGTON, April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Inspector General Robert Cobb submitted a letter of resignation to the White House on Thursday, April 2, 2009. President Barack Obama accepted Cobb's resignation, which is effective April 11. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The text of the letter is: Dear Mr. President: With this letter I tender my resignation as the Inspector General of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, effective April 11,...

2009-03-23 13:47:00

"Driving for Quality in Acute Care: A Board of Directors Dashboard" Government-Industry Roundtable A Report on the HHS Office of Inspector General and Health Care Compliance Association Roundtable on Hospital Board of Directors' Oversight of Quality of Care MINNEAPOLIS, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) today released a report, "Driving for Quality in Acute...

2009-03-02 17:28:00

WASHINGTON, March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The United States has intervened and filed a complaint in a qui tam suit accusing EMC Corp. of failing to disclose its commercial pricing practices during negotiation of its General Services Administration (GSA) contracts and of providing improper payments and other things of value to Systems Integrators and other Alliance Partners on contracts with government agencies, the Justice Department announced today. The suit was originally filed in...

2009-02-27 14:12:00

PETALUMA, Calif., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following release was issued today by the American Small Business League: President Barack Obama's new fiscal 2010 budget proposal does not contain any specific funding for, or mention of the Small Business Administration's (SBA) biggest challenge, the diversion of federal small business contracts to large corporations. Since 2003, more than 15 federal investigations have found fraud, abuse, loopholes and a lack of oversight in...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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