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VA Health Care: Additional Assessments of Mileage Reimbursement Data and Veterans’ Travel Costs Needed

What GAO Found

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) uses the mileage reimbursement benefit to reimburse eligible veterans for use of personal vehicles to attend VHA-approved

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Priority Open Recommendations: Department of Education

What GAO Found

In May 2023, GAO identified six priority recommendations for the Department of Education. Since then, Education implemented one recommendation by issuing a

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Priority Open Recommendations: Environmental Protection Agency

What GAO Found

In May 2023, GAO identified 15 priority recommendations for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Since then, EPA has implemented four of those

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Alleged Sinaloa Cartel Leader and Lead Assassin Extradited from Mexico to the United States on Drug Importation, Murder, Kidnapping, Firearms, and Money Laundering Charges

Alleged Sinaloa Cartel leader and lead sicario, or assassin, Néstor Isidro Pérez Salas, also known as El Nini, 32, of Mexico, was extradited on May
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Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Statement on the Extradition of Néstor Isidro Pérez Salas

The Justice Department issued the following statement from Attorney General Merrick B. Garland on the extradition of Néstor Isidro Pérez Salas, also known as “El
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OCR Celebrates Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) Heritage Month, a time to honor the diverse cultures and histories of AA
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Former CIA Officer Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Espionage

Alexander Yuk Ching Ma, 71, of Honolulu, a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officer, pleaded guilty today to conspiring to gather and deliver national defense
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California Man Arrested for Making Violent Threats Against North Carolinians

A Huntington Beach, California, man was arrested today on federal charges relating to sending threats to individuals and knowingly making false bomb threats. Kevin Dunlow,
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Readout of Acting Associate Attorney General Benjamin C. Mizer’s Trip to the Navajo Nation and to the Pueblo of Acoma

On Tuesday, May 21, and Wednesday, May 22, Acting Associate Attorney General Benjamin C. Mizer (AASG Mizer or Acting Associate) visited Window Rock, Arizona, and
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Manager of Mexico-Based Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced to More Than 20 Years in Prison for International Methamphetamine Trafficking and Money Laundering

A manager of a Mexico-based drug trafficking organization was sentenced today to 21 years and 10 months in prison and ordered to forfeit $1,339,500 for
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Florida Businessman Daniel Hurt to Pay Over $27 Million for Medicare Fraud in Connection with Cancer Genomic Tests

Daniel Hurt, who owned and/or operated Fountain Health Services LLC, Verify Health, Landmark Diagnostics LLC, First Choice Laboratory LLC and Sonoran Desert Pathology Associates LLC,
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Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke Delivers Remarks at the Stephen J. Pollak Memorial Event

The Attorney General is always a tough act to follow. But I will now take my best shot at it and, if I can, say
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Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Delivers Remarks at the Stephen J. Pollak Memorial Event

Good morning. Thanks, Kristen. And thanks to all of you.
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Doctor Convicted of $70M Medicare Fraud Scheme

A federal jury convicted a Texas doctor today for causing the submission of over $70 million in fraudulent claims to Medicare for medically unnecessary orthotic
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Owner of Arkansas Tree Service Business Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

An Arkansas man pleaded guilty to filing a false individual income tax return.
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Federal Workforce: Leading Practices Related to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility

What GAO Found

This report presents GAO’s leading practices for diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) management and includes key considerations for implementing them (see

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Veterans Affairs: Actions Needed to Improve Access to Care in the U.S. Territories and Freely Associated States

What GAO Found

In addition to serving veterans in the 50 U.S. states and District of Columbia, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is responsible

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Emergency Rental Assistance: Treasury Should Improve Data Completeness and Public Reporting

What GAO Found

The Department of the Treasury administers the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program, which provides about $47 billion to tribal, state, territorial, and

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Military Justice: Increased Oversight, Data Collection, and Analysis Could Aid Assessment of Racial Disparities

What GAO Found

The Departments of the Army, Navy and Air Force varied in the extent to which they included 18 statutorily required elements in

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Long-Term Care: Information on the Ombudsman Program

What GAO Found

The Long-Term Care (LTC) Ombudsman Program is an independent, consumer protection service focused on protecting the health, safety, welfare, and rights of

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Justice Department Announces Achievements in Police Reform in Suffolk County, New York

The Justice Department announced today that the Suffolk County, New York, Police Department (SCPD) has achieved sustained compliance with provisions of its settlement agreement with
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Justice Department Announces Multiple Drug and Firearms Arrests

The Justice Department today announced a multi-agency law enforcement action, targeting armed drug trafficking networks in Washington, D.C., which resulted in 24 arrests in the
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Doctor Convicted of Nearly $2M Medicare and Medicaid Fraud Scheme

A federal jury convicted a Nevada doctor yesterday for his role in defrauding Medicare and Medicaid of nearly $2 million.
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Former Boilermakers Union Chief of Staff Pleads Guilty to Racketeering Conspiracy

A Missouri man pleaded guilty today to racketeering conspiracy in connection with his involvement in serious financial misconduct at an international labor organization.
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Former Federal Bureau of Prisons Corrections Officer Sentenced for Sexually Abusing Inmate in His Custody

A former Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP) Corrections Officer, Robert D. Smith, 39, was sentenced today in federal court to 24 months in prison, followed
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Justice Department Releases Webinar with Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights to Improve Accessibility of School Buildings

The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights today announced the release of a webinar setting out ways
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Justice Department and Department of Labor Secure Agreements with Tech Company to Resolve Discriminatory “Whites Only” Job Posting

The Justice Department and the Department of Labor announced today separate agreements with Arthur Grand Technologies Inc. (Arthur Grand), an information technology services firm based
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Justice Department Secures Agreement with Pawtucket, Rhode Island, to Resolve Voting Rights Lawsuit

The Justice Department announced today that it has secured an agreement with the City of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, and city elections officials to resolve allegations
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