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      Charles Edwards accused of putting wife on payroll, other charges

      Among other things, Charles Edwards is accused of putting his wife on the DHS payroll. Photo: Associated Press

      The acting inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security has been accused of putting his wife on the agency's payroll and having staffers drive him and his wife around on errands, Federal Times reports.

      Charles Edwards, who has served as the interim IG for DHS since early 2011, is being investigated by a Senate oversight panel for several accusations, which also include allegedly bullying employees who challenged him and sharing confidential information with employees.

      Edwards denies the accusations, Federal Times says.

      "Truth can be distorted to misrepresent circumstances and make them appear improper when they are not," he said.

      READ MORE at federaltimes.com.