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FEMA's attempts to recoup improper payments set off new problems

FEMA has recovered just $3 million of $643 million in potentially improper disaster relief aid since Hurricane Katrina. But its attempts to recoup the money are setting off one senator and threatening to erupt into a public relations snafu.

Tags: Hurricane Katrina , inspector general , FEMA , Richard Serino , Matt Jadacki , Maurice McTigue , George Mason University , disaster response , Improper payments , financial management , DHS , Emily Kopp , Mark Pryor , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

Friday - 10/21/2011, 12:37pm EDT

Department of Homeland Security

Richard Skinner
Inspector General
June 18, 2009

Tags: Richard Skinner , management , Homeland Security , Agency of the Month , IT , Oversight , waste , abuse

Saturday - 06/13/2009, 12:20pm EDT

Be a watchdog

Uncle Sam needs your eyes and ears.

Tags: stimulus , GAO , fraudnet

Wednesday - 04/01/2009, 08:26am EDT

House passes Defense acquisition reform bill

H.R. 5013 is aimed at waste, fraud and abuse.

Tags: Contracting , management , DoD , acquisition , waste , abuse , Capitol Hill

Wednesday - 04/28/2010, 06:47pm EDT to act as CSI: Stimulus shuts down its information highway tomorrow, at least for this quarter. But the fraud prevention has just begun.

Tags: mngt , stimulus , Allan Bachman , Association of Certified Fraud Examiners

Monday - 10/19/2009, 10:37am EDT

Lawmakers: CMS should rely on states to fight fraud

States need to help CMS fight fraudulent claims, says Sen. Claire McCaskill.

Tags: HHS , Medicare , Medicaid , Improper payments , fast act , Tom Carper , Tom Coburn , Claire McCaskill , Peter Budetti , lewis morris , one pi , Health IT , Jory Heckman

Wednesday - 07/13/2011, 05:58pm EDT

Va. banker at Wachovia gets 7 years for $14M fraud

A former account manager at Wachovia Bank has been sentenced to seven years in prison for stealing more than $14 million from her clients' accounts to fund a lifestyle that included a luxury motor home, a helicopter and a menagerie of animals including two zebras.

Tags: Wachovia , Linda Tribby

Friday - 06/03/2011, 06:09pm EDT
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