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Treasury Significantly Loosened Executive Pay Limits Resulting in Excessive Pay for Top 25 Employees at GM and Ally (GMAC) When the Companies Were not Repaying TARP in Full …

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt/Business Scandals,Income/Poverty,Taxes

Investigation that revealed GM and Ally top executives received the benefits of loosened pay restrictions contrary to the president’s pay reform plan for executives whose companies were slow in repaying TARP loans.  From the Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program


Review of Alleged Patient Deaths, Patient Wait Times, and Scheduling Practices at the Phoenix VA Health Care System: Final Report

Categories: Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Health/Medical,Veterans


Updates the review of the Interim Report released in May 2014.  Finds that patients encountered obstacles that adversely affected them when seeking services at the Phoenix VA Health Care System.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Veterans Department


Report on the Potential Exposure to Anthrax

Categories: Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Health/Medical,Science/Technology

Describes what happened, why it happened, and what has been done to ensure it won’t happen again in this “after-action” report on the mishandling of anthrax in a CDC laboratory.   From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


An Assessment of the 1996 Department of Justice Task Force Review of the FBI Laboratory

Categories: Crime/Justice,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Science/Technology

This, the third review of irregularities by the FBI lab, reviews how the Criminal Division Task Force managed the review of cases involving the use of scientifically unsupportable analysis and overstated testimony by lab examiners in criminal cases.  Denounces the slowness of the review and the result that many convictions were based on bad science.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Justice Department.


Death, Delay, and Dismay at the VA: Friendly Fire

Categories: Govt/Business Scandals,Health/Medical,Veterans

Republican view of the mismanagement problems at the Veterans Administration.  From the Senate Office of Tom Coburn


CSB Approves Final Report Finding Deepwater Horizon Blowout Preventer Failed Due to Unrecognized Pipe Buckling Phenomenon During Emergency Well-Control Efforts on April 20, 2010 …

Categories: Energy,Environment,Govt/Business Scandals,Science/Technology,Weather/Disasters

The headline tells it all, but the report covers two volumes plus an overview of the Macondo Well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico.  From the Chemical Safety Board


Department of Veterans Affairs Access Audit System-Wide Review of Access

Categories: Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Veterans

Reports the results of a system-wide investigation of scheduling and access management practices.  Finds that pressures were placed on schedulers to use inappropriate practices in order to make waiting times appear more favorable.  From the Department of Veterans Affairs


Command Investigation into the Facts and Circumstances Surrounding Possible Violations of the Department of the Navy Policies on Equal Opportunity and Sexual Harassment by the former Commanding Officer of the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron ….

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt/Business Scandals,Headlines,Sex Issues

Final report on the case of former Blue Angels Commander, Gregory McWherter, who was found guilty of conduct unbecoming of an officer by fostering a hostile command climate.  From the Department of the Navy


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