Archive for Fraud, Waste and Abuse

Monday, February 10th, 2020 @ 3:48PM

FBI lawyer under criminal investigation altered document to say Carter Page ‘was not a source’ for another agency

The FBI became close to correcting a mistake in the third and final warrant application renewal targeting onetime Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, but an FBI lawyer improperly altered a document to cover up that the bureau had erred in the previous filings. In a report released on Monday, Justice…

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Monday, February 10th, 2020 @ 3:47PM

FBI’s Wray Acts Fast to Make Changes After Scathing Report

WASHINGTON—FBI Director Christopher Wray has ordered more than 40 changes in how the bureau seeks secret surveillance warrants and handles other matters after the Justice Department inspector general pointed out a series of flaws in the bureau’s efforts to monitor a former Trump campaign adviser. The problems were so severe, national security…

Monday, February 10th, 2020 @ 3:47PM

Justice Department Accused of Abusing Process to Extend Statute of Limitations

Justice Department lawyers have improperly used requests for overseas evidence to buy more time to bring some fraud cases, a memo filed with the agency’s internal watchdog alleges. The document, filed Friday and reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, accuses prosecutors of sending such a request to the U.K. when…

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Monday, February 10th, 2020 @ 3:45PM

Former Department of Justice Attorney Pleads Guilty To Obstruction Of Justice and Interstate Transportation Of Stolen Property

CFEG reports that United States Attorney, Brian J. Stretch, announced that on November 29, 2017, a former Department of Justice attorney pleaded guilty to two counts of obstruction of justice and one count of transportation of stolen property in a federal district court in the Northern District of California. https://oig.justice.gov/press/2017/2017-11-29.pdf…

Monday, January 27th, 2020 @ 2:40PM

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Return Preparer Indicted for Scheme to Receive False Tax Refunds

CFEG reports that on October 1, 2019, in a federal district court in the Southern District of Texas, an IRS volunteer income tax return preparer was charged in an 18-count indictment with making false statements on an income tax return, theft of Government money, and aggravated identity theft. The volunteer…

Monday, December 30th, 2019 @ 3:21PM

Temporary IRS Employee Sentenced for Theft of Federal Tax Remittances

CFEG reports that on April 5, 2019, in the Western District of North Carolina, an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) temporary employee was sentenced to one count of theft of Government property. She was previously indicted on eight counts of the offense in March, 2018, and pled guilty to one count…