Investigations by federal agencies (41 - 50 of 84 items)
Drug Activity in Haiti
OSI-95-6R: Published: Dec 28, 1994. Publicly Released: Dec 28, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the extent of drug trafficking in Haiti and any related involvement by the Haitian military. GAO noted that: (1) there is a lack of information and corroborating evidence to substantiate allegations of increased drug activity in Haiti and any related involvement by the Haitian military; (2) drug traffickers have altered their trafficking patterns i...
Postage Meters: Risk of Significant Financial Loss But Controls Are Being Strengthened
GGD-94-148: Published: May 26, 1994. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed postage meter fraud, focusing on the: (1) extent and type of meter fraud; (2) conditions that allow fraud to occur; and (3) Postal Service's efforts to address meter fraud.GAO found that: (1) since 1985, the Postal Inspection Service has resolved over 130 meter fraud cases with documented losses totalling about $25 million; (2) as of 1993, the Serv...
FDA Drug Enforcement Actions
HEHS-94-136R: Published: May 6, 1994. Publicly Released: May 6, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) monitoring of generic drug manufacturers, focusing on whether: (1) policies and procedures exist to ensure that manufacturers produce safe and effective products; (2) FDA is pursuing enforcement actions against manufacturers; and (3) manufacturing companies are aware of FDA standards for assessing their comp...
Money Laundering: Progress Report on Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
GGD-94-30: Published: Nov 8, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 8, 1993.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Department of the Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network's (FinCEN) operations, focusing on its progress in supporting other agencies in their efforts to combat money laundering operations.GAO found that: (1) Treasury established FinCEN in 1991 to serve and assist other law enforcement agencies in identifying, investigating, and pros...
Environmental Crime: Issues Related to Justice's Criminal Prosecution of Environmental Offenses
T-GGD-94-33: Published: Nov 3, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 3, 1993.
GAO discussed the Department of Justice's Environmental Crimes Section's (ECS) enforcement of certain environmental laws, focusing on its: (1) enforcement statistics; and (2) criminal environmental investigations and prosecutions. GAO noted that: (1) investigation data do not accurately reflect distinctions between ECS and the U.S. Attorneys Offices' (USAO) investigation responsibilities; (2) Just...
U.S. Forest Service: Independence Still Lacking in Law Enforcement Organization
T-OSI-94-1: Published: Oct 5, 1993. Publicly Released: Oct 5, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Forest Service's independent investigative law enforcement function. GAO noted that: (1) although the Forest Service's proposed reorganization is scheduled to be implemented in 1993, the proposed reorganization is behind schedule, does not achieve the organizational independence desired, and does not meet the President's Council on Integrity a...
Firearms and Explosives: Information and Observations on ATF Law Enforcement Operations
GGD-93-73BR: Published: Jun 24, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 24, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms' (BATF) firearms and explosives activities, focusing on: (1) the types of cases the BATF Office of Law Enforcement investigates; (2) how BATF special agent allocations are determined; (3) how BATF sets firearms and explosives law enforcement priorities; (4) the results of BATF firearms and...
Money Laundering: The Use of Bank Secrecy Act Reports by Law Enforcement Could Be Increased
T-GGD-93-31: Published: May 26, 1993. Publicly Released: May 26, 1993.
GAO discussed the federal government's efforts to combat money laundering, focusing on the use of financial transaction reports to detect, investigate, and prosecute money laundering operations. GAO noted that: (1) federal law enforcement officials estimate that $100 billion to $300 billion in U.S. currency is laundered annually; (2) the transaction reports that banks must file for transactions ex...
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...
Bank and Thrift Criminal Fraud: Information on Justice's Investigations and Prosecutions
GGD-93-10FS: Published: Oct 5, 1992. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Justice's investigations of criminal bank and thrift fraud, focusing on: (1) the recorded number of prosecutions and the number of investigations and cases that U.S. Attorneys declined to proceed with; (2) the amounts of fines and restitution that the government collected; and (3) the adequacy of Justice's resources.GAO found that...