Former Employees Allege Widespread Illegality at Taxpayer-Backed Solar Company

Spanish firm under federal investigation routinely violated U.S. immigration, workplace safety laws, former employees claim
Abengoa Chairman Felipe Benjumea walks with Spain's King Juan Carlos / AP

A solar company backed by billions in stimulus funds routinely violated U.S. immigration law, workplace safety codes, and environmental regulations, replaced American workers with foreigners, and may be on the verge of bankruptcy, former employees tell the Washington Free Beacon.

Working Hard or Hardly Working at the EPA

EPA inspector general describes numerous ethical failures at agency
EPA Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe testifying in front of the House Oversight Committee / AP

An Environmental Protection Agency employee who spent two to six hours a day perusing pornography websites such as “Sadism is Beautiful” received performance bonuses for his hard work, investigators told Congress Thursday.

Report: Agencies Failing at FOIA

Half of federal agencies have failed to meet transparency obligations
Attorney General Eric Holder / AP

Half of the federal agencies handling the bulk of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests are failing at their transparency obligations, a government watchdog group reported Monday.