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Justice Dept. freezes funds to Big Brothers Big Sisters

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Big Brothers Big Sisters, the national charity that has been championed by President Obama for its work with at-risk kids, overpaid consultants, failed to track taxpayer funds it passed on to affiliates and kept such sloppy financial records that the Department of Justice has cut off millions of dollars in federal grants, officials said.

Although an Inspector General's report on the Philadelphia-based youth mentoring organization found no criminal wrongdoing and did not identify specific waste on a large scale, it determined the charity's books were such a mess that it was impossible to tell how nearly $20 million earmarked for helping tribal, military and other at-risk adolescents was spent.

The report did find that one unidentified information management consultant was hired outside the competitive bidding process and paid $100 an hour, nearly double the allowable rate.

But most of the problems were systemic accounting issues, such as commingling grant funds intended for specific projects with general funds and not monitoring how affiliates handled taxpayer money passed down to them.

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