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Clearance firm charged with fraud

Jan. 23, 2014 - 03:45AM   |  
By MICHAEL HARDY   |   Comments
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The company whose background checks helped provide security clearances for Edward Snowden and Aaron Alexis – the Navy Yard shooter – has been charged with fraud for faking investigations. The Snowden and Alexis cases are apparently not among those involved in the alleged fraud, Bloomberg reports.

Prosecutors charged the company, U.S. Investigations Services, with three counts: false or fraudulent claims; false statements, and breach of contract., CNN reports.

The company is accused of labeling background checks as completed when the firm had actually not carried out the required review. At least 665,000 background checks were falsified, the government alleges.

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