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U. S. Department of Justice
Office of the Inspector General

Semiannual Report to Congress, October 1, 2000 – March 31, 2001


Following are highlights of OIG accomplishments that are discussed in detail in this Report.

OIG Investigations

The Investigations Division investigated allegations of bribery, fraud, sexual abuse, theft, alien and drug smuggling, introduction of contraband into federal prisons, civil rights violations, false statements, and violations of other laws and procedures that govern Department employees, contractors, and grantees. Examples of the types of significant cases that are described in this Report include:

OIG Audits

The Audit Division reviewed Department organizations, programs, computer technology and security systems, and financial statements. Audit also conducted or oversaw external audits of expenditures made under Department contracts, grants, and other agreements. Examples of significant audits described in this Report include:

Other important audit reports discussed in this Report involve:

OIG Inspections and Special Reviews

The Inspections Division produced management assessments and program evaluations that reviewed the efficiency, vulnerability, and effectiveness of Department operations. The Special Investigations and Review Unit (SIRU) investigated sensitive matters involving Department programs or employees. Examples of Inspections and SIRU reviews discussed in this Report include: