A Chippewa Cree tribe leader, a former state lawmaker, and three others pocketed hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal stimulus aid meant for the Montana tribe, the Associated Press reports.
A University of Puerto Rico researcher received a $667,999 grant as part of President Barack Obama’s 2009 stimulus for a study on an HIV intervention program designed for “young, heterosexual Latino couples.” The project, now listed as “completed” on the Recovery Act website, created 0.00 jobs.
Indiana University received a $423,500 stimulus grant to study the proper use of condoms, reports the Weekly Standard.
A politically connected engineering company that received massive stimulus contracts has admitted workers committed widespread fraud under the encouragement of its executives while working on a major taxpayer-funded nuclear cleanup effort.
A politically connected company with a history of legal and workplace safety violations provided inaccurate cost data to support a multi-billion-dollar federal nuclear waste cleanup contract, according to a recent report by federal watchdogs.
A House Energy and Commerce Committee report released on Thursday shows much of the money in a Department of Energy renewable-energy grant program has gone to foreign companies and has failed to produce many jobs.
A federal investigation of three companies that install solar panels is underway. The companies are accused of overestimating the cost of their work in order to receive more federal money, according to the Washington Post.
Sen. Bob Casey (D., Pa.) was instrumental in securing millions of dollars in stimulus funds for the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA)—money that federal auditors later found was used for shoddy and unsafe work at low-income housing units.
The President’s administration is not providing the legally mandated reports on the stimulus money, The Weekly Standard has reported.
The federal government is investigating over 1,900 cases of waste, fraud, and mismanagement of stimulus money, reports the Washington Guardian.