Between the first coverage of the sniper attacks in late October and late April, Mr. Blair filed articles claiming to be from 20 cities in six states. Yet during those five months, hedid not submit a single receipt for a hotel room, rental car or airplane ticket, officials at The Times said.
How does this blatant and flagrant flouting of all rules jive with the finds of the investigation, "The investigation suggests several reasons Mr. Blair's deceits went undetected for so long: a failure of communication among senior editors; few complaints from the subjects of his articles;his savviness and his ingenious ways of covering his tracks."?
Usually when you think of fraud, you think of unusually high expenses or billings being claimed.
Few think of unusually low expenses or no claims for legitimate expenses as a sign of fraudulent activity.