Taxpayers Forced to Pick Up Tab for War Profiteer KBR By John Galt Among the many notorious war profiteers federal contractors, Kellogg Brown & Root (spun off from Halliburton) has long been cited for fiscal misconduct and a range of health, environmental and human rights violations. As highlighted by Sourcewatch, they also have been the largest recipient of no-bid defense contracts which have further insured that their gross negligence continues. Here are some of the documented exploits from the KBR file: Overcharging the GovernmentViolating the Anti-Kickback ActFraudExposing troops to unsafe water conditionsBriberyOverpricingBreaching contractSexual assaultFalse claimsConspiracySexual harassment So who pays to clean up their malfeasance? The White House Opening the Doors to the White House President Obama is committed to making this the most open and participatory administration in history. Learn How You Can Participate White House Petitions A new way to petition the Obama Administration to take action on a range of important issues.
Journal of the U.S. Supreme Court What's New The Chief Justice’s 2013 Year-End Report. A new exhibition, Capturing Justice: Judicial Portraits by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, has been installed on the ground floor. The Court has adopted a revised version of the Rules of the Court to take effect July 1, 2013. Members of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the U. S. should inform the Court immediately of any address, name or other status changes by forwarding a letter that includes counsel’s name and date-of-birth to:
Title 18 - Crimes and Criminal Procedure 65. Malicious mischief 1361 67. Military and Navy 1381 [68. Endangered Species Interactive Website View our new interactive map to learn about endangered species success in your state or territory. Launch Map » U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Proposals from States and Tribes for Wolf Livestock Demonstration Project Grant The U.S. 75 Percent of Americans Perceive "Widespread Corruption" in Gov't By Justin Gardner The Inspector General of the Commerce Department has found blatant corruption in the Census Bureau office that is supposed to screen Census Bureau employees. Falsified time records totaling $1.1 million, graft, and threats against whistleblowers were pervasive in the office of less than 80 employees.
FBI Nat. Press room At a hearing before a House Appropriations Subcommittee this morning, FBI Director James B. Comey laid out the Bureau’s budget request for fiscal year 2015 and summarized the various efforts this funding supports. Also this morning, FBI Criminal Investigative Division Acting Assistant Director Michael T. Harpster briefed a House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Bureau’s efforts to combat child sex trafficking. Comey touched on national security matters of concern to the FBI—including counterterrorism, counterintelligence, weapons of mass destruction, intelligence, and cyber—as well as priority criminal issues such as public corruption, financial crimes, gangs and violent crime, transnational organized crime, crimes against children, and Indian country crime. He also highlighted our responsibilities in the areas of science and technology, critical incident response, victim assistance, information technology, international offices, training, and leadership development.
Opinions from the U.S. Supreme Court What's New The Chief Justice’s 2013 Year-End Report. A new exhibition, Capturing Justice: Judicial Portraits by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, has been installed on the ground floor. The Court has adopted a revised version of the Rules of the Court to take effect July 1, 2013. USC : Title 8 - ALIENS AND NATIONALITY Multiple entries for a section are listed most recent first, within the section. The Session Year indicates which session of Congress was responsible for the changes classified. The Congress number forms the first part of the Public Law number; each Congress has two sessions. Abbreviations used in the Description of Change column: An empty field implies a standard amendment.
IRS Agent Busted for Attempting to Extort $20,000 from Cannabis Shop Owner By John Vibes An IRS agent was arrested this week after he was caught attempting to con a Seattle marijuana shop owner out of $20,000. The 42-year-old agent, Paul G. Hurley, reportedly demanded a $20,000 bribe from the shop owner, in exchange for a break on an audit. In fact, Hurley had said that he saved the business owner over a million dollars on his tax return, and that his current tax bill was just under $300,000.
New York Initiative for Children of Incarcerated Parents More than 2.7 million children currently have a parent in prison or jail. These children interact with multiple systems in communities, including the justice system, the child welfare system, the health care system, and the education system. This collaboration profile is meant to help community-based organizations, advocacy groups, and state and local government agencies that are interested in improving these systems’ responses to the needs of children of incarcerated parents. This collaboration profile describes an example of a successful initiative that brings together organizations from these multiple systems to improve outcomes for children of incarcerated parents.