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Bogus enrollees kept getting ‘Obamacare’

In this file photo, Rosemary Cabelo uses a computer at a public library to access the Affordable Health Care Act website in San Antonio. The Government Accountability Office said announced that its counterfeit characters were re-enrolled by Obamacare, signaling that the website does not seem to be set up to detect fraud, a GAO spokesperson said in a statement. AP Images

WASHINGTON — Phony applicants that investigators signed up last year under President Barack Obama’s health care law got automatically re-enrolled for 2015. Some were rewarded with even bigger taxpayer subsidies for their insurance premiums, a congressional probe has found. The ...

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Four types of Washington investigations

Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration J. Russell George answers questions on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday as the House Oversight Committee holds a hearing to investigate the extra scrutiny the Internal Revenue Service gave Tea Party and other conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status. AP Images

WASHINGTON — Most of what Americans know about their government’s crimes, misdeeds and foul-ups comes from the government itself. Washington’s investigation machine never quits. Thousands of federal workers spend hundreds of millions of dollars a year checking up on their ...

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CFPB, FTC join to target deceptive mortgage ads

Two federal agencies have joined together to beef up investigations and enforcement actions against companies who engage in fraudulent advertising under the Mortgage Acts and Practices Advertising Rule and the Federal Trade Commission Act. Officials from the Consumer Financial Protection ...

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NY, feds to cooperate in mortgage probes

ALBANY — New York and federal officials will cooperate in investigations of banks bundling mortgages into troubled securities that helped cause the 2008 Wall Street collapse. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Steve Linick, the inspector general of the Federal Housing ...

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