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OCG-93-23TR: Published: Dec 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Dec 1, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO summarized federal policy and management issues in the justice area.GAO noted that justice issues include: (1) strengthening leadership and management functions at the Department of Justice; (2) investigating and prosecuting white-collar crime; (3) making needed policy and management decisions on immigration issues; (4) responding to a rapid rise in the fed...
Money Laundering: State Efforts To Fight It Are Increasing But More Federal Help Is Needed
GGD-93-1: Published: Oct 15, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 12, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed what states are doing to combat money laundering and what assistance the federal government is providing to the states.GAO found that: (1) few states use legislation and financial transaction reports as federal law enforcement agencies do; (2) six states have agreements with the Treasury that permit them to receive Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) data rele...
Drug Control: Difficulties in Denying Federal Benefits to Convicted Drug Offenders
GGD-92-56: Published: Apr 21, 1992. Publicly Released: May 15, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the: (1) implementation of Department of Justice guidelines that allow federal and state court judges discretion in imposing sentences to make convicted drug offenders ineligible to receive certain federal benefits; (2) impact that benefit denial has had on drug offenders; and (3) possible effects of making benefit denial a mandatory sanction on co...
Bank and Thrift Fraud: Overview of the Federal Government's Response
T-GGD-92-12: Published: Feb 6, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 1992.
GAO discussed: (1) the role of the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Special Counsel for Financial Institution Fraud; and (2) resources allocated for investigation and prosecution of financial institution fraud. GAO noted that: (1) Congress provided DOJ with significant additional powers and resources to address the savings and loan crisis, and the work load associated with that mandate continues to g...
Antitrust: Information on Criminal Cases
GGD-92-21FS: Published: Dec 17, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Antitrust Division's criminal enforcement of the Sherman Antitrust Act.GAO found that: (1) 5 Antitrust Division litigation offices could not determine the processing time for 70 of 198 complaints and leads alleging antitrust violations because of missing or incomplete records; (2) there was no docume...
Program Fraud: Implementation of the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act of 1986
AFMD-91-73: Published: Sep 13, 1991. Publicly Released: Oct 25, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal agencies' implementation of the Program Fraud Civil Remedies Act of 1986 (PFCRA) which provides agencies with an administrative remedy for small-value fraud cases that the Department of Justice declines to pursue under criminal and civil statutes prohibiting false claims and statements.GAO found that: (1) the eight agencies reviewed issued...
The War on Drugs: Arrests Burdening Local Criminal Justice Systems
GGD-91-40: Published: Apr 3, 1991. Publicly Released: May 10, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined eight cities considered to have a significant increase in drug and drug-related crimes between 1980 and 1989, focusing on the: (1) efforts taken to address drug crime problems; (2) limitations of the local criminal justice systems; and (3) options for government policy to address the situation.GAO found that: (1) in the 8 cities, selected drug and...
The Department of Justice's Efforts to Compile State Crime Statistics
T-GGD-90-33: Published: Apr 19, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1990.
GAO discussed the Department of Justice's (DOJ) collection, analysis, and reporting of state crime statistics. GAO noted that: (1) the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) were the principal DOJ agencies responsible for the routine collection and analysis of state crime statistics; (2) DOJ used such information as the bas...
Federal Prisons: Trends in Offender Characteristics
PEMD-90-4FS: Published: Oct 27, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 27, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information about the number and characteristics of offenders sentenced to incarceration in federal penal institutions.GAO found that: (1) about 44 percent of federal prison inmates were sentenced for drug law violations, while 23 percent were convicted of violent crimes; (2) the drug offender population increased by 31 percent between 1986 and 198...
Nontraditional Organized Crime: Law Enforcement Officials' Perspectives on Five Criminal Groups
OSI-89-19: Published: Sep 29, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on Colombian, Jamaican, Chinese, and Vietnamese street gangs operating in the United States, and about street gangs in Los Angeles, California, focusing on: (1) particular problems these groups have posed for law enforcement agencies; and (2) law enforcement officials' views on such organized crime activity.GAO found that: (1) Colombian...