The top watchdog at the Department of Transportation (DOT) announced on Monday that it had terminated an investigation into oversight over improper stimulus payments to DOT contractors.
The Energy Department’s inspector general criticized a Michigan nonprofit on Monday for running afoul of stimulus job reporting requirements by only reporting jobs that were created with stimulus money.
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.