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US Agency Under Fire for Alleged Telework Fraud

A unit of the United States Government, the United States Patent and Trademark Office, is under scrutiny both by Congress and the news media for alleged fraud perpetrated by employees “teleworking” from home. Roughly 3,800 of the USPTO’s 8,300 patent examiners work from home full-time. Another 2,700 telecommute part-time. Investigators have been looking into reports that some of these teleworkers did little or no work but got paid their full salaries. And, the allegations claim...

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