Will the Supreme Court Use Bridgegate to Further Kneecap Anti-Corruption Laws?
Since the '80s, the court has shown a willingness to decriminalize dirty politics. Will Bridget Anne Kelly be the next to get off?
Is Bribing Your Kid's Way Into College Actually a Good Investment?
A college degree isn't worth what it was in the 1980s. Why would the wealthy pay huge sums to get their children into college?
A New Immigration Office Will Crack Down on 'Citizenship Cheaters'
The federal agency that processes immigration applications is planning to open a Los Angeles-based office to identify Americans accused of "cheating" their way to citizenship.
How New Satellites Can Help Prevent Disaster Insurance Fraud
Satellite images could suddenly make it a lot riskier to perpetrate these crimes.
Seattle's ICE Lawyer Is Accused of Stealing Immigrant Identities
The chief counsel for ICE's Seattle field office faces charges of aggravated identity theft and wire fraud.
Viewfinder: Local Elections Spark Protests in Guinea
Riot police get ready to disperse people demonstrating to denounce the results of the local elections, on February 6th, 2018, in Conakry, Guinea.
Hackers Gain Access to 143 Million Americans' Information
The breach reportedly includes Social Security numbers, names, birth dates, home addresses, and driver's license numbers.
Did a Top-Level Department of the Interior Nominee Commit Scientific Fraud?
David Bernhardt, President Trump's pick for the No. 2 position at the Department of the Interior, has some explaining to do.
Obstetricians Among the Top Billers for Psychotherapy
Illinois leads the country in group psychotherapy sessions in Medicare, and some top billers aren’t mental health specialists. The state’s Medicaid program has cracked down, but federal officials have not.
A Fanny Pack Mix-Up Unraveled a Medicare Fraud Scheme
Two secretaries in a doctor’s office have pleaded guilty and a pharmacy owner faces charges in a scam that Medicare allowed to thrive for more than two years.
The Dangerous Mathematical Con of Hedge Funds and Financial Advisers
Using too many trials to design investment algorithms renders them statistically useless and potentially devastating.
Medicare's Drug Program Needs Stronger Protections Against Fraud
A new report finds that more than half of insurance companies in Medicare’s drug program haven’t reported fraud cases to the government. The findings echo an earlier investigation that found fraud flourishing in the program.
To Go After Doctors, We Need a Definition for 'Abusive' Prescribing
As Medicare considers banning doctors who pose a “threat to the health or safety” of patients, it plans to consider an array of factors.
The Staggering Costs of Kickbacks, Bribery, and Theft in the Military
The structure of the military means that when people high up in the chain of command aren’t held responsible for the crimes they commit, that message will quickly ripple down the ranks.
Fraud Rx: Medicare Makes Moves to Tighten Oversight of Dirty Doctors
Action comes after ProPublica uses the government’s own data to find patterns of dangerous prescribing, waste, and potential fraud in Medicare Part D.