Justice Department Accuses Background Check Firm of Fraud

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It was no surprise that the fugitive intelligence contractor Edward Snowden's original security clearance was flawed. But a new lawsuit by the Justice Department makes an astonishing claim: more than 660,000 background investigations by an outside firm were fraudulent. The Clinton Administration started out-sourcing security background checks in 1996. Since then, US Investigations Services, or USIS, has done 45% of the work.  Now the Justice Department is accusing the company of massive fraud. Dion Nissenbaum covers national security for the Wall Street Journal




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