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Postal employee pleads guilty to seven-year disability scam

Colette Lee was charged with making false statements to obtain federal employee compensation benefits.

Thursday - 11/20/2014, 03:32pm EST

DoJ collects record $24B in criminal, civil cases

The Department of Justice has recovered an unprecedented sum of money in civil and criminal cases this fiscal year, having collected billions in penalties from JPMorgan and Citgroup, Inc. for their role in the 2008 financial crisis.

Thursday - 11/20/2014, 12:50pm EST

Joe Kaplan, Founding Principal, Passman & Kaplan, P.C.

The Justice Department Inspector General finds that a student hiring program was marred by nepotism. Two immigration administrators and a judge made the hiring of relatives seem like a routine practice in the Executive Office for Immigration Review. Joe Kaplan is founding principal at the Washington law firm Passman & Kaplan. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to review the rules about nepotism and how federal managers can avoid trouble.

Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 05:02pm EST
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Stacia Hylton, Director, U.S. Marshals Service

The National Academy of Public Administration has elected a new class of fellows. They're tasked with examining and reporting to Congress on some of the most complex management and policy issues in government. Stacia Hylton is director of the U.S. Marshals Service at the Justice Department. Her law enforcement career spans more than three decades, where she's held positions such as Chief for the Judicial Security Programs and the Emergency Response Incident Commander for Ground Zero after 9-11. Director Hylton joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to describe how she got started.

Wednesday - 11/12/2014, 11:13am EST
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Obama chooses NY prosecutor as attorney general

Obama nominating NY prosecutor Loretta Lynch as attorney general, first black woman for post

Saturday - 11/08/2014, 03:44am EST

VA official charged with health care fraud

Former Chief of Prosthetics at VA Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, and equipment vendor charged with conspiracy to commit health care fraud.

Thursday - 10/23/2014, 10:17am EDT

Former FBI agent pleads guilty to conspiracy, bribery

A former FBI counterintelligence special agent was charged with 11 counts of conspiracy, eight counts of honest services wire fraud, obstruction of a grand jury proceeding and obstruction of an agency proceeding.

Thursday - 10/02/2014, 04:11pm EDT

Army sergeant pleads guilty to stealing 1M gallons of fuel

While deployed in Afghanistan, Christopher Ciampa allegedly stole more than one million gallons of fuel for resale on Afghanistan's black market.

Friday - 09/26/2014, 04:21am EDT

Holder resigning: Attorney general backed rights

Holder resigning as attorney general after long tenure that brought change, controversy

Friday - 09/26/2014, 03:26am EDT

Joseph Campbell, Criminal Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Public corruption is a top priority for the FBI. Agents look for everything from local motor vehicle officials fudging things for a case of whiskey to federal officials who might be on the take. That includes keeping resources on the southern border, watching border patrol agents. Joseph Campbell is assistant director for the Criminal Division at the FBI. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, he explained how public corruption cases are generated.

Wednesday - 09/24/2014, 09:14am EDT
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Former VA employee sentenced for stealing government property

Venita Godfrey-Scott was charged with stealing government property she used for various home improvement projects.

Friday - 09/19/2014, 04:14am EDT

Former DoD employee pleads guilty to health care fraud

Jonathan Hargett is charged with health care fraud stemming from his employment with DoD from 1996 to 2012.

Friday - 09/12/2014, 04:00am EDT

Justice Dept. IG complains of interference

The Justice Department's inspector general said Tuesday that his staff is routinely blocked from getting access to documents it needs for audits and reviews of the department and its law enforcement agencies.

Tuesday - 09/09/2014, 10:50pm EDT

Debra Roth, Partner, Shaw Bransford & Roth

A former special agent in charge of the FBI's Milwaukee field office used extremely poor judgment in a disability lawsuit. That's according to the Justice Department's inspector general. It looked into the case of Justin Slaby, a service-disabled Iraq veteran who was kicked out of the FBI training academy. The IG found that Teresa Carlson improperly tried to influence the deposition of the agent responsible for training Slaby. You might call it a lesson learned the hard way. In this week's legal loop, Attorney Debra Roth tells Tom Temin on the Federal Drive how supervisors should treat employees who are being deposed.

Thursday - 09/04/2014, 09:08am EDT
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High-ranking Justice Dept. official leaving post

Associate Attorney General Tony West, who has been the Justice Department's chief negotiator in its lawsuits against major banks, plans to leave the department Sept. 15.

Wednesday - 09/03/2014, 06:10pm EDT

DoJ IG investigates DEA payments to Amtrak employee

Hundreds of thousands of dollars in alleged payments by Drug Enforcement Administration personnel to an Amtrak employee are being investigated by the Justice Department inspector general's office.

Tuesday - 08/26/2014, 07:50pm EDT

Strong DOJ response to Ferguson seeks truth, calm

Truth, calm, justice are goals of aggressive Department of Justice response to Ferguson death

Tuesday - 08/19/2014, 05:58pm EDT

Ciera Crawford, Producer, Federal News Radio

Who in the federal government saves Uncle Sam money? Who makes money for him? Federal News Radio's special report, Rainmakers and Money Savers, answers these questions. You know about the IRS and and Medicaid Fraud Control Units. But many other programs also keep an eye on federal coffers. In part one of our report, Ciera Crawford profiles three modern day federal Robin Hoods who redistribute the wealth. Read Ciera's related article .

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 09:19am EDT
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Dirty money: How asset forfeiture is returning billions to the federal coffers

In 2013, the U.S. Marshals Service sold more than 22,000 seized assets for a total of $2 billion. In part one of our special report, Rainmakers and Money Savers, Federal News Radio goes behind the scenes of the Justice Department's asset forfeiture programs to examine the work federal employees are doing on a daily basis, resulting in billions of dollars going straight into the federal coffers.

Wednesday - 08/13/2014, 03:55am EDT
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IGs warn of potential threats to all inspectors general

In a letter to the leaders of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, IGs from large and small agencies say constraints placed upon auditors from EPA, DoJ and Peace Corps represent a serious challenge to the authority of every IG.

Wednesday - 08/06/2014, 05:35am EDT
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