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PTO commissioner illegally intervened in hiring

An executive in the Patent and Trademark Office was found to have violated several federal laws when she used her position to get a relative's boyfriend a job in her agency. The inspector general of the Commerce Department investigated the matter after getting a tip from a whistleblower.

Tags: Deborah Cohn , Todd Zinser , IG , Commerce Department , trademark , patent , hiring , USPTO , oversight

Monday - 07/14/2014, 04:11pm EDT
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Investigation begins into Bergdahl kidnapping

The Army has initiated its investigation into the facts and circumstances surrounding the disappearance and capture of Sgt. Bowe R. Bergdahl from Combat Outpost Mest-Lalak in Paktika Province, Afghanistan on or about June 30, 2009. The Army has appointed as the investigating officer Maj. Gen. Kenneth R. Dahl, an Army officer with Afghanistan combat experience. The Army says the primary function of its investigation, as in any other investigation, is to ascertain the facts. With that being said, the Army's top priority remains Sgt. Bergdahl's health and reintegration.

Tags: Bowe Bergdahl , Army , kidnapping , Afghanistan , Kenneth Dahl

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 05:57am EDT

GAO investigates workers' comp abuses

The Government Accountability Office is accepting anonymous reports of workers' compensation abuses by federal employees as part of an investigation into fraud in the Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA).

Tags: FECA , GAO , Labor , Jolie Lee , workers

Thursday - 07/14/2011, 01:44pm EDT

Issa: House Oversight Committee to take aggressive stance on government waste

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) lays out his agenda as new head of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

Tags: Darrell Issa , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , inspector general , budget , accountability , transparency , Congress , Dorobek Insider , Must Read

Monday - 01/03/2011, 03:17pm EST

No wrongdoing by social workers in Bowman case

An investigation of District of Columbia social workers shows that proper procedures were followed in the case of a mother who killed her two adopted daughters and hid their bodies in a freezer.

Tags: Renee Bowman , D.C. Child and Family Services , child welfare , adoption procedures , Peter Nickels , Michael Algeo , Montgomery County , Charles County , Calvert County , Banita Jacks , Mark Segraves

Monday - 03/29/2010, 04:14pm EDT