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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Aug 26, 2009 Subprime Lenders Getting U.S. Subsidies, Report Says
QUOTE: Many of the lenders eligible to receive billions of dollars from the government's massive foreclosure prevention program helped fuel the housing crisis by issuing risky subprime loans...
Washington Post Dec 26, 2008 Firms Charge Thousands To Modify Mortgages: Nonprofits Offer Service For Free, Advocates Say
QUOTE: "Once a borrower pays an unscrupulous loss-mitigation consultant and time is wasted, the damage has been done," said Sarah Bloom Raskin, Maryland's commissioner of financial regulation. "While we may be able to recover fees, we can never recover the lost time -- time that the borrower could have used to work out a bona fide loan modification."
Washington Post Nov 17, 2007 Read Them, Or Weep: Condo Association Documents Give Buyers a Glimpse of the Future
QUOTE: Before buying a condominium, buyers are given a few days -- how long varies by jurisdiction -- to study what can be hundreds of pages of documents spelling out the community's rules and financial health. In those documents are nuggets of information as minuscule as the operating hours of the laundry room and as significant as plans for major construction, or pending lawsuits. It is during that period, before closing on a deal, that home buyers can walk away without risking the loss of their deposit.
Washington Post Aug 04, 2007 Two Very Different Paths From Farm to Table: Bifurcated Safety System Means Some Foods Get Less Scrutiny
QUOTE: the Government Accountability Office called federal oversight of the food safety system "fragmented" and put it on a list of "high-risk" programs.
Washington Post Jul 21, 2007 Military Medical Breach Revealed: Unencrypted Data Sent Via Internet
QUOTE: A government contractor handling sensitive health information for 867,000 U.S. service members and their families acknowledged yesterday that some of its employees sent unencrypted data -- such as medical appointments, treatments and diagnoses -- across the Internet.
Washington Post Jul 18, 2007 FDA Faulted In Safety Lapses: White House Orders Study of Imports
QUOTE: The Food and Drug Administration came under withering criticism by a House panel yesterday for its handling of recent food-safety violations, and the Bush administration later disclosed plans to establish a working group to review the safety of food and other imports.
Washington Post Jul 12, 2007 Armored Vehicles Chronically Late: Inspector General Faults No-Bid Deals
QUOTE: The Pentagon inspector general's office has found that a program to deliver special armored vehicles to protect military personnel in Iraq from roadside bombs has been marred by delays and questionable contracting practices that may have endangered troops.
Washington Post Feb 08, 2007 5 Indicted in Probe of Iraq Deals: Americans Accused of Bribery, Rigging Building Contracts
QUOTE: The alleged fraud scheme is the largest to emerge out of the Iraq reconstruction effort. In the indictment and in interviews, federal prosecutors described a series of grand scams designed to plunder a reconstruction program funded by the United States and with money collected from the sale of Iraqi oil.
Washington Post Aug 23, 2006 Lockheed PAC to Pay Fine For Filing False Reports
QUOTE: Kenneth D. Phelps, assistant [political action committee-ed.] treasurer...was able to siphon funds to himself by taking advantage of lapses in the PAC's internal controls...submitted false reports to mask his personal use of $170,000 from PAC.
Washington Post Aug 18, 2006 After 30 Years, Libya Can't Get Its Planes, Might Get Repair Bill
QUOTE: After Libya paid $42 million for eight of the hulking cargo jets, the country's relationship with the United States crumbled and the transfer of the planes was blocked....A recent thaw in the countries' relations might set the planes free.
Washington Post May 23, 2006 Air Force Rushed Contract, Report Says: Procurement Official's Influence Worked in Boeing's Favor
QUOTE: Former Air Force procurement official Darleen A. Druyun, who admitted favoring Boeing Co. for years, may have led the government to overpay Boeing by as much as $4.5 million...according to an Inspector General's report...Other reports have shown that Druyun favored not only Boeing but also Bethesda-based Lockheed Martin Corp.
Washington Post Nov 29, 2005 Air Force Erred With No-Bid Iraq Contract, GAO Says
QUOTE: The Air Force, under pressure from the Pentagon, committed a "gross error" last year when it rushed to sign a no-bid contract for advisers to help plan and implement Iraq's national elections and draft its constitution, the Government Accountability Office has ruled.
Washington Post Nov 25, 2005 Gulf Coast Officials Are Squeezed on Debris Cleanup
QUOTE: Federal officials are encouraging Gulf Coast communities devastated by Hurricane Katrina to turn over the job of removing storm-related debris to the Army Corps of Engineers. The incentive is simple: The Corps will do it free...the agency at times overpays for debris removal, thereby making one of the costliest elements of Katrina recovery even more expensive. Local authorities also expressed concern that the contractors the Corps hires won't employ as many local residents to work in cleanup crews...
Washington Post Nov 19, 2005 Halliburton Allegations Are Sent to Justice Dept.: No-Bid Contracts In Iraq Are at Issue
QUOTE: An investigative arm of the Pentagon has sent an Army Corps of Engineers whistle-blower's allegations of wrongdoing against Halliburton Co. to the Justice Department.
Washington Post Nov 18, 2005 U.S. Accuses Pair of Rigging Iraq Contracts
QUOTE: A U.S. official working in Iraq accepted $546,000 in illegal payments for steering more than $13 million in contracts last year to an American businessman, the Justice Department alleged in the first criminal corruption case arising from Iraq reconstruction.
Washington Post Oct 20, 2005 Defining Small
QUOTE: ...because of a loophole in federal regulations, a company can be counted as one if it was once small even if it is not now, raising questions about the statistics the government has been citing to defend itself from charges that it has favored big companies in the massive Hurricane Katrina cleanup.
Washington Post Sep 20, 2005 Federal Contractors Seek Liability Shields:Trade Group Drafting Bill to Protect Storm Cleanup Workers From Lawsuits
QUOTE: Contractors working on Hurricane Katrina relief efforts for the federal government want Congress to limit their liability from lawsuits and are drafting legislation to seek such protection, industry officials said yesterday.
Washington Post Aug 03, 2005 Lockheed Sued In Harassment Of Black Worker: EEOC Says Defense Contractor Ignored Complaints, Retaliated
QUOTE: The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Lockheed Martin Corp. yesterday, accusing the Pentagon's largest contractor of ignoring a black employee's complaints of racial harassment and retaliating after he complained.
Washington Post Jul 29, 2005 Security Costs Slow Iraq Reconstruction: Contract Excesses Also Hamper Progress
QUOTE: Efforts to rebuild water, electricity and health networks in Iraq are being shortchanged by higher-than-expected costs to provide security and by generous financial awards to contractors...the reports seem to run contrary to the Bush administration's upbeat assessment that reconstruction efforts are moving vigorously ahead and that the insurgency is dying down.
Washington Post Jul 07, 2005 Boeing May Be Fined for Exported Technology
QUOTE: Boeing Co. is in talks with the State Department about alleged violations of arms control laws related to the sale of 96 civilian aircraft and spare parts to China from 2000 to 2003, company and State Department officials said yesterday.
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