A Recent History of Fraud at the Department of Energy

A once-prestigious energy lab located near Chicago was audited by the feds and found to have reported well more than $100 million in suspicious expenses. […]

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Photo: Two male researchers, in a room filled electrical equipment, work to improve Fermilab's accelerator design, Batavia, Illinois, March, 1972. Image courtesy US Department of Energy. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images)

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  1. Avatar for Alecto Alecto says:

    I recently listened to a short interview with Open The Books founder, Adam Andrzejewski, who reminded everyone that local projects demand local funding and if the local politicians cannot squeeze it out of their constituency, Washington, D.C. has no business allocating funds for this pork. Any politician who earmarks any funds ought to be a one-term resident in Congress.

    It also follows that Congress’ failure to pass appropriations bills and rely on unconstitutional omnibus pork-crammed end-of-year spending encourages contractor fraud and unfathomable waste. If any one of us ran our homes this way, we’d be in bankruptcy court within a day. The time has come to acknowledge that neither party’s representatives can ever be trusted with the public purse.

  2. When people take money to the tune of $150 million, then the system is the failure.
    The failure of our government is that there is too much money and not enough checks and balances. That is why they like it.

    $420 billion in covid relief funds are missing due to fraud
    $100 billion a year in estimated medicaid fraud
    in early 2023 there was a $2.5 billion Medicare fraud ring busted

    It used to be that millions were missing, now the numbers are in the billions. Does anyone think the Uniparty cares? Maybe a few…

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