• attorney Nov 16, 2019

    Documents Reveal Sexual Abuse at California Women's Prisons

    A former California state prison inmate tells her story of sexual abuse by prison staff during her time incarcerated. A closer look at newly released records reveals a culture of sexual misconduct in California’s women’s prisons.

  • The Associated Press Sep 5, 2019

    'Can't Feel My Heart:' IG Says Separated Kids Traumatized

    Separated from his father at the U.S.-Mexico border last year, the little boy, about 7 or 8, was under the delusion that his dad had been killed. And he thought he was next. Other children believed their parents had abandoned them. And some suffered physical symptoms because of their mental trauma, clinicians reported to investigators with a government watchdog.

  • Donald Trump Aug 29, 2019

    Watchdog: Comey Violated FBI Policies in Handling of Memos

    Former FBI Director James Comey violated FBI policies in his handling of memos documenting private conversations with President Donald Trump, the Justice Department’s inspector general said Thursday. The watchdog office said Comey broke bureau rules by giving one memo containing unclassified information to a friend with instructions to share the contents with a reporter.

  • Donald Trump Aug 29, 2019

    Justice Department Watchdog: Ex-FBI Director Comey Violated FBI Policies With Trump Memos

    The Justice Department’s inspector general found that former FBI Director James Comey violated department policies in his handling of memos documenting private conversations he had with President Donald Trump.

  • NBC News Aug 21, 2019

    US Won't Provide Flu Vaccines to Migrant Families at Border Detention Camps

    The U.S. won’t be vaccinating migrant families in holding centers ahead of this year’s flu season, despite calls from doctors to boost efforts to fight the infection that’s killed at least three children at detention facilities in the past year. “In general, due to the short-term nature of CBP holding and the complexities of operating vaccination programs, neither CBP nor...

  • attorney Jul 10, 2019

    Feds Arrest Ex-Education Secretary, 5 Others in Puerto Rico Corruption Probe

    Puerto Rico’s former secretary of education and five other people were arrested Wednesday on charges of steering federal money to unqualified, politically connected contractors, federal officials said. Federal officials said Wednesday morning that former Education Secretary Julia Keleher; former Puerto Rico Health Insurance Administration head Ángela Ávila-Marrero; businessmen Fernando Scherrer-Caillet and Alberto Velázquez-Piñol, and education contractors Glenda E. Ponce-Mendoza and...

  • New Jersey Jun 6, 2019

    Gov't Watchdog Slams Conditions at ICE Detention Facilities

    Homeland Security’s watchdog agency says it has found rotting food, moldy and dilapidated bathrooms and practices that violated standards at immigration detention facilities. The Homeland Security Department’s internal watchdog says rotting food, moldy and dilapidated bathrooms and agency practices at immigration detention facilities may violate detainees’ rights. The Office of Inspector General made unannounced visits to four facilities in California...

  • attorney Jun 6, 2019

    Opioid Maker Agrees to Pay $225M to Settle Federal Probes

    An opioid manufacturer has agreed to pay $225 million to resolve federal investigations into allegations that it paid kickbacks and used other illegal marketing tactics to sell a powerful fentanyl spray, authorities said Wednesday. The settlement stems from criminal and civil probes into Insys Therapeutics Inc.’s scheme to pay doctors in exchange for prescriptions of the drug meant for cancer...

  • Donald Trump May 20, 2019

    Feds: DeVos Used Personal Emails for Work in ‘Limited' Cases

    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has sometimes used her personal email accounts for government business and has not always properly saved the messages, according to an internal investigation released Monday. The agency’s Office of Inspector General, which was investigating at the request of House Democrats, said it searched the department’s email system and found a “limited” number of messages to or...

  • NBC Apr 26, 2019

    Lawsuit Filed by NBC San Diego Puts Pressure on US Government to Release Information on Secret Database

    The Trump administration continues to withhold details on a program that tracks journalists, attorneys, immigration advocates at the border crossing.

  • Texas Apr 23, 2019

    Texas Killer Dies, Leaving Open Questions About 11 Slayings

    A convicted murderer serving 70 years for a 1978 slaying near Houston who was also under investigation in the unsolved killings of 11 missing girls has died in a Texas prison.

  • New York Feb 7, 2019

    OIG Asked to Probe Response to Power Outage at Jail in NYC

    The Justice Department has asked the Office of Inspector General to undertake a review to determine if the Bureau of Prisons responded appropriately to the weeklong power outage at a New York City federal lockup.

  • Congress Nov 1, 2018

    Racial Bias Probed at Coast Guard Academy

    The Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general is investigating allegations of racial discrimination at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and inadequate follow-up by the school’s leadership, the agency said Thursday. The investigation will bring a new layer of scrutiny to the service academy that is already under pressure from Congress to address concerns about racial insensitivity, disparities in discipline and...

  • Donald Trump Jun 15, 2018

    Trump's Move to Redefine Water Rule Threatens Wetlands Banks

    On the western edge of the Florida Everglades sits 4 square miles (10 square kilometers) of gator-infested swampland, and a private firm is making big money selling it off. The Panther Island Mitigation Bank isn’t another Florida land boondoggle, but rather is part of a federal system designed to restore wetlands across the United States. Panther Island’s owners preserved one...

  • Donald Trump Jun 15, 2018

    Trump's Move to Redefine Water Rule Threatens Wetlands Banks

    On the western edge of the Florida Everglades sits 4 square miles (10 square kilometers) of gator-infested swampland, and a private firm is making big money selling it off. The Panther Island Mitigation Bank isn’t another Florida land boondoggle, but rather is part of a federal system designed to restore wetlands across the United States. Panther Island’s owners preserved one...

  • official May 14, 2018

    EPA's Scott Pruitt Demanded 24/7 Armed Security on Day 1: Watchdog

    An internal watchdog at the Environmental Protection Agency said Monday that Administrator Scott Pruitt demanded and received unprecedented, around-the-clock protection from armed officers on his first day — a detail that appears at odds with past claims that the stepped-up security measures came in direct response to death threats. EPA Inspector General Arthur Elkins said in letters to Democratic senators...

  • Donald Trump Apr 12, 2018

    Reassigned Interior Employees Blame Politics, Climate Work

    Sixteen senior employees at the U.S. Department of Interior reassigned to new duties under President Donald Trump’s administration viewed their moves as political retribution or punishment for their work on climate change, energy or conservation, according to the results of an internal investigation released Wednesday....
    However, investigators said they were unable to determine if anything illegal occurred because the agency leaders...

  • New York Mar 21, 2018

    New Travel Costs Revealed for EPA Head Amid Ongoing Scrutiny

    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt spent more than $120,000 in public funds last summer for a trip to Italy that included a meeting of G-7 ministers and a private tour of the Vatican. The known cost of Pruitt’s previously reported trip grew this week after the agency disclosed a heavily censored document showing expenses for Pruitt’s security detail cost...

  • New York Jun 7, 2017

    I-Team: Homeland Security Secretary Orders Help for Customs Officers in Newark Hazing, Sex Abuse Probe

    The head of the U.S Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday he has ordered Customs and Border Patrol, which he oversees, to provide assistance to four customs officers who told NBC 4 New York’s I-Team they were physically and sexually abused by fellow officers in a pattern of extreme hazing at Newark Airport.

  • Jun 7, 2017

    DHS Chief Demands Help for Officers in Hazing Probe

    The head of the U.S Department of Homeland Security said Wednesday he has ordered Customs and Border Patrol, which he oversees, to provide assistance to four customs officers who told NBC 4 New York’s I-Team they were physically and sexually abused by fellow officers in a pattern of extreme hazing at Newark Airport. Sarah Wallace reports.

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