Whoa: Obama’s Energy Dept. being audited; Claims of fraud, abuse, waste


It sure seems like taxpayer money wasted. Let’s get into the details:

Internal auditors hammer US Energy Dept for sending 32 employees to India for one conference.Cost taxpayers $141,174

— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) October 22, 2012

Internal auditors also hammer US Energy Dept for sending 45 workers to a conference in Poland.18 to Japan.Cost $56,463 in tax money

— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) October 22, 2012

And there’s more break-downs of the waste in the report at energy.gov (pdf). Is even more coming? There are also claims of fraud and abuse at the Department of Energy.

RT @freebeacon: Whistleblowers call out Obama’s Energy Dept for waste, fraud & abuse flpbd.it/ttLt2

— nwease (@nwease) October 22, 2012

More Fraud In Obama Big Govt-Now DOE Security Agents Charge Dept of Energy with ‘Fraud, Waste, and Abuse’ in new lettert.co/KgSaE5g

— Chris Angelini, Cris (@ConserValidity) October 20, 2012

More from The Free Beacon:

Special agents tasked with protecting the Department of Energy (DOE) have blown the whistle on what they describe as a dangerous culture of “fraud, waste, and abuse” that includes drinking on the job, mismanagement of weapons, falsification of security reports, and “wasteful spending” that reaches all the way to the deputy secretary of energy.

Current and former agents in the DOE’s Office of Special Operations (OSO), which is tasked with protecting the secretary and other senior officials, allege a stunning lapse in security guidelines and procedures intended to deal with a catastrophic situation, according to a recent letter sent to lawmakers and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

The agents’ letter exposes a dysfunctional security office marred by corruption.


And Commerce Department, too?

Despite ordered crackdown on “conference spending”, US Commerce Dept found to have “under-reported” Hotel & Transportation spending in 2012

— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) October 22, 2012

Stay tuned. Twitchy will monitor this story and update with further developments.


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