Archive: fraud

Outright Corruption Alleged by Justice Department

"In the autumn of 2005, a mutual friend introduced Pamela Banks to a burly ex-Marine named Gary Alexander, at the time a high-ranking official at the secretive SPAWAR military research facility in San Diego. "Alexander had a simple proposition. He could get Banks hired as a subcontractor on government projects...


By Robert O'Harrow | July 10, 2009; 12:12 PM ET | Comments (4)

Contractor With Ties To Murtha Charged By Feds

"A former executive for a Pennsylvania defense firm with close ties to Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.) has been charged with taking bribes from a partner defense company and appears to be cooperating in a federal investigation of Pentagon contracting." That's the top of a story by our Post colleague...


By Robert O'Harrow | July 7, 2009; 03:10 PM ET | Comments (6)

Fraud Rises As Economy Turns Down

Oh, geez, wouldn't you know it. On top of everything else bedeviling Americans and their government, it turns out that the economic downturn is leading to more fraud. That's the conclusion of the Justice Department, according to acting assistant attorney general Rita Glavin, who testified in the context of the...


By Robert O'Harrow | February 11, 2009; 04:11 PM ET | Comments (3)


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