Skip to comments.Justice Department Probing Widespread Stimulus Fraud
Posted on 04/07/2012 9:45:08 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
In what is shaping up as another troubled chapter in the saga of the Obama Administrations economic stimulus program, the Justice Department is investigating whether billions of dollars worth of federal highway and transportation programs are rife with fraud and abuse.
Federal investigators have uncovered widespread financial management problems with many of the projects. As of early March, federal authorities were investigating 66 cases of alleged false statements, bid rigging, fraud and embezzlement, according to a report by Calvin L. Scovel III, the Department of Transportations inspector general. Justice Department lawyers are scouring 47 of those cases for potential prosecution, according to Scovel.
Twenty-five of those cases involve alleged fraud by minority-owned or operated enterprises that received preferential treatment in the awarding of the contracts, while 22 involve allegations of false claims.
The investigations into a signature Obama administration economic program could add to President Obamas political headaches as he campaigns for reelection this fall.
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OMG! This is terrible! Who would have thought fraud might occur in the bumbling rush to throw money at projects the government should have been saving for anyway?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
LOL! Funny headline.
How about the Democrat’s false claim of?
...this bill will provide 3.5 million jobs in the next two years, said Klobuchar, 90% of them will be in the private sector
Senator Klobuchar (D-Mn) 2009
Where has Sheriff Joe Biden been!
If this DOJ probes anything attached this administration it is exclusively meant to locate and destroy any files associated to criminal activities
To anyone who has never been to Big Bend Nat'l Park it is 801163 acres with over 100 miles of paved road.
The JUSTICE Dept???
The United States of America JUSTICE Dept?
The Department headed by Eric Holder???
What a crap sandwich this is going to be.
That is like letting the Fox determine who got into the henhouse & killed all the chickens!!!
Give me one single reason why anyone should believe anything from this collosal waste of time and money.
November 17, 2010
“Remember what critics were saying in the beginning? Go back and Google it. They said there’s no way this can be done without massive fraud,” Biden said. “I stand before you today to say firmly, our critics were wrong because of you.”
Biden, dubbed the Recovery Act’s “Sheriff Joe” by President Obama, spoke Tuesday to about 500 federal prosecutors, auditors and investigators at the National Procurement and Grant Fraud Conference.
I'm sure they will be passing out "get out of jail free" cards for every $500,000 donation
Any conservative entity that got funding might as well pack their bags for prison...and the NYT driven scandal
Getting ready to be thrown under the bus to make room for Hillary!
Campaign kickback. Walking around money for the movers and shakers. Obama scratches your back, you give some scratch to the DNC...
Sure they are. They are the ones promoting it.
Gee, who saw this coming? And wasn’t Biden supposed to be on top of this sort of thing?
You beat met to it!
Well fancy that, who would have *thunk* it.
Biden was in charge of handing out the checks. Why would anyone be surprised there’s fraud? What pisses me off is there was once a republican in the WH and both houses of congress were controlled by republicans. Yet the fraud and waste just kept getting worse.
Widespread fraud! Say it isn’t so, Joe!!!
In other similar news, the foxes will be investigating who raided the hen-house, and the big bad wolf will be put in charge of finding the culprit who knocked down the homes of the three little pigs.
You’re probably spot-on. I couldn’t conceive of a reason why Holder’s DOJ would do this; your theory makes sense.
” If this DOJ probes anything attached this administration it is exclusively meant to locate and destroy any files associated to criminal activities”
Since the GSA has oversight responsibilities, clearly this is Bushs’ fault, right Zer0??