Category Archives: Fraud/Waste/Abuse

Worcester man gets prison in Afghanistan supplies fraud

Worcester man gets prison in Afghanistan supplies fraud       Dimitry Jean-Noel of Worcester was sentenced to a year in federal prison Thursday for stealing $157,000 from the U.S. government while working as a contractor in Afghanistan in 2008. … Continue reading

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Australian Government Contractors Will Now Go to Jail for Reporting Child Abuse in Detention Centers

Australian Government Contractors Will Now Go to Jail for Reporting Child Abuse in Detention Centers June 26, 2015 By Lauren Gillin Image via Flickr user diacimages. This article originally appeared on VICE Australia. Last month the Australian government, with the … Continue reading

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Pentagon contractor accused of overcharging millions

Pentagon contractor accused of overcharging millions Todd Spangler, Detroit Free Press 5:28 p.m. EDT June 19, 2015 Buy Photo (Photo: Regina H. Boone/Detroit Free Press) Story Highlights Government says BAE Systems withheld accurate pricing information. Law requires contractors to provide … Continue reading

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The perils of corruption in Afghanistan

The perils of corruption in Afghanistan Al Jazeera English 24 June 2015 We will not win the war against religious radicalism and extremism through military means alone. The conflict in Afghanistan is raging once again. The Afghan security forces are … Continue reading

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The $80 Million Fake Bomb-Detector Scam—and the People Behind It

June 24, 2015 12:40 pm The $80 Million Fake Bomb-Detector Scam—and the People Behind It Left: a collection of confiscated fraudulent bomb detectors. Right: James McCormick, an architect of the scam, arriving for his sentencing in London on three counts … Continue reading

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Markets, Privatization, and Corruption

Markets, Privatization, and Corruption Satz, Debra Social Research 12-01-2013 in recent decades, market provision has replaced or partially substituted for government provision in many arenas. During the 1970s and 1980s in the United States and in some European countries, many … Continue reading

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America’s Useless Torture Statute: How the USA PATRIOT Act and Special Maritime Jurisdiction Can Be Used to Circumvent the Federal Prohibition on Torture

America’s Useless Torture Statute: How the USA PATRIOT Act and Special Maritime Jurisdiction Can Be Used to Circumvent the Federal Prohibition on Torture

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Military contractor loses medical license following training abuses

Military contractor loses medical license following training abuses John Hagmann, right, teaches a course in treating battlefield trauma around 2010. (Reuters) By Laura Vozzella June 19 at 6:16 PM Follow @LVozzella ICHMOND — The Virginia Board of Medicine on Friday … Continue reading

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Ex-Army contracting official sentenced for trying to extort bribes

Ex-Army contracting official sentenced for trying to extort bribes By Matt Zapotosky June 19 Follow @mattzap A former Army contracting official who tried to extort a half-million dollars in bribes from two executives of a Fairfax, Va., company was sentenced … Continue reading

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Post-9/11 Torture at CIA “Black Sites” — Physicians and Lawyers Working Together

Perspective Post-9/11 Torture at CIA “Black Sites” — Physicians and Lawyers Working Together George J. Annas, J.D., M.P.H., and Sondra S. Crosby, M.D. N Engl J Med 2015; 372:2279-2281 June 11, 2015 DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp1503428 Article References In December 2014, the … Continue reading

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