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Old 04-06-2012, 11:45 PM
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Anyone remember when Obama called Biden "Sheriff Joe" when he appointed him to moderate how the stimulus funds are doled out?...

Any company would've fired him on this alone...

Justice Department Probing Widespread Stimulus Fraud

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In what is shaping up as another troubled chapter in the saga of the Obama Administration’s 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.

About $48 billion of the $825 billion authorized by Congress and the administration under the 2009 American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) went to support existing highway and transit infrastructure projects, like the massive Fulton Street Transit Center project in lower Manhattan. Eighty-eight percent of those funds have been spent, and nearly 80 percent of the projects have been completed as part of the government’s efforts to create new jobs.

But 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 Transportation’s 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. Investigators are also looking into nine cases of alleged violations of the prevailing wage law, three involving corruption and one case involving embezzlement, according to a report Scovel presented to the House transportation appropriations subcommittee on March 29. A spokesman for Scovel’s office declined to provide further details of the ongoing investigation, but stressed, “We take very seriously any allegations of waste, fraud, abuse or violations of the law.”
You're taking these allegations seriously?...Good...this shows "Sheriff Joe" hasn't...
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Anyone remember when Obama called Biden "Sheriff Joe" when he appointed him to moderate how the stimulus funds are doled out?...

Any company would've fired him on this alone...

Justice Department Probing Widespread Stimulus Fraud

You're taking these allegations seriously?...Good...this shows "Sheriff Joe" hasn't...
Another rightwing site brought to you by our sponsors. So they think there may be fraud and the administration is investigating. Great story.

Now I think I'mk getting sleepy from all the excitement
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Default Re: Justice Department Probing Widespread Stimulus Fraud

Exposing fraud from Obama's stimulus plan, which is commonly considered a failure to begin with, would be a deep wound. And a deep wound is not something Obama needs right now, especially seeing the Solyndra scar is still fresh and not yet completely healed.

So now we have Obama's good friend Holder and the current controversial DOJ investigating a matter that if rampant fraud is present, would embarrass him and possibly drop his advantage some this November.

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Another rightwing site brought to you by our sponsors. So they think there may be fraud and the administration is investigating. Great story.

Now I think I'mk getting sleepy from all the excitement
Not investigating probing. If the OA runs true to form the investigators will be reassigned if not fired soon.
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Not investigating probing. If the OA runs true to form the investigators will be reassigned if not fired soon.
I think you are wrong AZ, I think what will happen is they will investigate this thoroughly and come to the conclusion it is Bush's fault.

Why do I think this? Because yesterday the obama administration came out and blamed bush for the latest GSA scandal, saying that if he would have put safe guards in when he was president this scandal would not have happened.
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Funny how you guys always think the worst of this administration and it never really pans out. But keep trying.
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And then I ask where's the probe into how bush got us into the iraq war. That was a hell of a stimulus for halliburton. Maybe we could sue to get some of that money back from the bush fortune. Partisanship all the way.

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I think you are wrong AZ, I think what will happen is they will investigate this thoroughly and come to the conclusion it is Bush's fault.
It's like you can tell the future. Nice job Carnak!
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And then I ask where's the probe into how bush got us into the iraq war. That was a hell of a stimulus for halliburton. Maybe we could sue to get some of that money back from the bush fortune. Partisanship all the way.
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And then I ask where's the probe into how bush got us into the iraq war. That was a hell of a stimulus for halliburton. Maybe we could sue to get some of that money back from the bush fortune. Partisanship all the way.
You don't have to probe that. Congress backed him all the way and Clinton was the one who proclaimed Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. That was the excuse Clinton gave when he was bombing the heck out of Iraq during the Lewinsky scandal. Funny how selective people's memory's are when it comes to the Bush Adminstration.
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And then I ask where's the probe into how bush got us into the iraq war. That was a hell of a stimulus for halliburton. Maybe we could sue to get some of that money back from the bush fortune. Partisanship all the way.
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