An FBI whistleblower alleges he was retaliated against and fired because he reported two pilots serving in the FBI had allegedly engaged in sexual misconduct in addition to a “clear pattern of fraud, waste and abuse over a period of years,” which “cost the taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars” while also “damaging the reputation of the FBI and Justice Department.”
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday August 27, 2013 7:35 am|
|By: MSPB Watch Thursday October 11, 2012 6:40 am|
Here is a copy of the directive [PDF] and some details of what’s in it.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday September 19, 2012 3:08 pm|
A Justice Department Inspector General’s report on the Fast and Furious matter largely exonerates Attorney General Eric Holder, claiming that he knew nothing about the gun-running operation until after the death of a US Border Patrol agent.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday July 24, 2012 3:37 pm|
A congressional subcommittee heard statements from investigators and members of the US military who had observed shocking conditions at the Dawood military hospital in Afghanistan. The story involves corruption and a coverup by senior commanders in Afghanistan who order non-cooperation with investigators and destruction of evidence.
|By: David Dayen Monday June 4, 2012 10:50 am|
In an interesting case of one federal regulatory agency accusing another, the inspector general of the Treasury Department released a report that faulted the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency for failing to recognize or crack down on widespread foreclosure fraud practices. As foreclosures skyrocketed across the country in the wake of the financial [...]
|By: David Dayen Thursday March 29, 2012 6:50 am|
Pro Publica continued its jihad against Ed DeMarco yesterday with yet another piece blaming him for the sins of the Administration’s housing policy. This is just an overview piece that muses about how to best get rid of DeMarco. Actually, it’s a bit off-message, because they’re just supposed to say that the White House has no choice and this one dude is holding up an economic recovery single-handedly.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday March 14, 2012 8:10 am|
When the HUD Inspector General tried to examine the major banks foreclosure records and practices, they uncovered many instances of potential legal violations, which they referred to the Justice Department. DoJ sat on this information while pushing for settlements. Meanwhile, the banks stonewaled the IG investigation, refusing to provide documents and preventing the IG from interviewing employees or others with direct knowledge.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday March 13, 2012 10:30 am|
Before the foreclosure fraud settlement was announced, high-level officials told me that the still-secret HUD IG report detailing some of the crimes of the mortgage industry would be released when the settlement terms were filed in federal court. That document was indeed released today, and The New York Times reviewed it; they find that top bank managers really were responsible for the criminal conduct
|By: David Dayen Monday January 9, 2012 9:30 am|
A remarkable report from an Inspector General in Florida not only clears the state Attorney General’s office for the firings of two foreclosure fraud investigators, it accuses bloggers and advocates of dictating and controlling investigations, sometimes for nakedly personal reasons. It has all the signs of a whitewash.
|By: David Dayen Monday December 19, 2011 4:17 pm|
As other Attorneys General took the lead in efforts to fight foreclosure fraud, with lawsuits from Delaware’s Beau Biden, Massachusetts’ Martha Coakley and Nevada’s Catherine Cortez Masto, we hadn’t heard as much from New York’s Eric Schneiderman lately. But he’s back in the news, teaming with the federal Inspector General for the FHFA on an investigation.