U.S. Sues Firm That OK’d Snowden

    Demonstrators hold placards supporting former US intelligence analyst Edward Snowden during a protest against government surveillance on October 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The disclosures of widespread surveillance by the US National Security Agency of US allies has caused an international uproar, with leaders in Europe and Latin America demanding an accounting from the United States.    AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN        (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me 665,000 times, well it must be the government. The Justice Department is accusing the United States Investigations Services, the same firm that vetted Edward Snowden, of reaping millions in profits by conducting and submitting at least 665,000 flawed background checks between 2008 and 2012. That number represents roughly 40 percent of total submissions. “USIS management devised and executed a scheme to deliberately circumvent contractually required quality reviews of completed background investigations in order to increase the company’s revenue and profits,” DOJ said in its filing.

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