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US accuses firm that vetted Snowden of fraud

WASHINGTON — The company that handled a background check on National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden allegedly defrauded the government by submitting at least 665,000 investigations that had not been properly completed, and then tried to cover it up when the government suspected what was going on.

The number of investigations, the Justice Department said Wednesday in a civil complaint, amounts to 40 percent of the cases that the company, US Investigations Services Inc., sent to the government over a four-year span, continuing through at least September 2012.

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