Semiannual Report to Congress

October 1, 2010 – March 31, 2011
Office of the Inspector General

Highlights of OIG Activities

Department of Justice signThe following summaries highlight some of the Office of the Inspector General's (OIG) audits, evaluations, inspections, special reviews, and investigations, which are discussed further in this report. As the highlights illustrate, the OIG continues to conduct wide-ranging oversight of Department of Justice (Department) programs and operations.

Statistical Highlights

October 1, 2010 – March 31, 2011
Allegations Received by the Investigations Division 5,499
Investigations Opened 174
Investigations Closed 148
Arrests 60
Indictments/Informations 53
Convictions/Pleas 45
Administrative Actions 92
Fines/Restitutions/Assessments/Recoveries $1,496,123
Audit Reports Issued 41
     Questioned Costs $12.85 million
     Funds Put to Better Use $900
     Recommendations for Management Improvements 143
Single Audit Act Reports Issued 48
     Questioned Costs $1.65 million
     Recommendations for Management Improvements 121

Audits, Evaluations, Inspections, and Special Reviews Highlights

Examples of OIG audits, evaluations, inspections, and special reviews completed during this semiannual reporting period include:

Investigative Highlights

As shown in the statistics at the beginning of this section and in the chart below, the OIG investigates many allegations of misconduct involving Department employees, contractors, or grantees who receive Department money.

all cases opened by Offense category October 1, 2010  March 31, 2011: bribery-14; conflict of interest-5; drug violations-4; force, abuse, rights violations-28; fraud-29; off-duty violations-11; official misconduct-62; personnel prohibitions-3; theft-11; waste management-7.

  Source: Investigations Data Management System

Examples of the OIG’s investigations discussed in this semiannual report include:

Ongoing Work

This report also describes ongoing OIG reviews, including reviews of:

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