Investigations by federal agencies (71 - 80 of 84 items)
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B-207547: Published: Jul 28, 1982. Publicly Released: May 6, 1985.
Legislation has been proposed which would strengthen the U.S. Postal Service's investigatory and enforcement powers. The bill would grant the Postal Service authority to issue written inspection demands relating to matters under investigation, issue cease and desist orders regarding fraudulent activities conducted through the mail, and commence civil actions to obtain penalties for certain violati...
Customs Service's Participation in Followup Investigations of Drug Smuggling Interdictions in South Florida
GGD-84-37: Published: Jul 18, 1984. Publicly Released: Aug 17, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO investigated federal followup investigations of drug smuggling interdictions in South Florida to determine whether: (1) the followup investigations provided valuable information for use in future interdictions; and (2) the authority to conduct followup narcotics investigations in South Florida should be considered for expansion to other areas of the coun...
Investigations of Major Drug Trafficking Organizations
GGD-84-36: Published: Mar 5, 1984. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1984.
In response to a congressional request, GAO assessed Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) efforts to immobilize major drug traffickers and their organizations.GAO stated that, because scarce federal resources must be directed primarily toward the elimination of criminal organizations responsible for supplying drugs, persons at the highest levels of trafficking enterprises must be detected and imm...
FBI-DEA Task Forces: An Unsuccessful Attempt at Joint Operations
GGD-82-50: Published: Mar 26, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1982.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) task force program to gauge the success the two agencies have had working together in the past. The purpose of the task forces was to combine the investigative resources of the two agencies to pursue organized crime figures engaged in large-scale drug trafficking.Fo...
Stronger Crackdown Needed on Clandestine Laboratories Manufacturing Dangerous Drugs
GGD-82-6: Published: Nov 6, 1981. Publicly Released: Nov 6, 1981.
GAO assessed whether the Federal Government is mounting an effective attack on illicitly manufactured dangerous drugs and whether current legal sanctions pose a reasonable degree of risk to dangerous drug traffickers.In spite of concerted efforts by a few Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) field offices which have produced an impressive increase in the number of clandestine laboratory seizures,...
Better Communication Could Have Enhanced Enforcement of Federal Oil Pricing Regulations
GGD-81-60: Published: May 4, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 1981.
The Departments of Energy and Justice have shared the responsibility for enforcing the Federal oil pricing and allocation regulations.Both agencies can enhance enforcement efforts through better communication and coordination of their investigative and prosecutive activities. Energy can help insure that its district Office of Enforcement officials seek civil penalties in all appropriate cases wher...
Streamlining Legal Review of Criminal Tax Cases Would Strengthen Enforcement of Federal Tax Laws
GGD-81-25: Published: Apr 29, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1981.
The efficiency and effectiveness of the federal government's tax enforcement efforts have been hampered by a time-consuming and duplicative legal review process for criminal tax cases. About 75 percent of the investigations conducted by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) do not lead to prosecutive recommendations or convictions.Readily available legal assistance during investigations could reduce...
More Effective Internal Controls Needed To Prevent Fraud and Waste in Military Exchanges
FPCD-81-19: Published: Dec 31, 1980. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1980.
The Department of Defense (DOD) reported that, during the first half of fiscal year 1980, military exchanges accounted for 58 percent of all potential fraud cases referred for investigation. A Department of Justice task force carried out investigations resulting in the conviction of six buyers, a deputy region chief, seven sales representatives and a vendor for kickbacks and other unlawful activit...
Analysis of VA Investigations of Allegations Involving the Palo Alto VA Medical Center
HRD-80-106: Published: Aug 13, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 1980.
GAO monitored the Veterans Administration's (VA) Office of Inspector General investigation of allegations made concerning the Palo Alto VA Medical Center. The allegations involved significant increases in the rate of crime, widespread illegal drug use, inadequate support from local and Federal law enforcement agencies, interference by medical center officials in criminal investigations, and repris...
ICC's Enforcement Program Can Be More Effective in Halting Violations and Preventing Their Recurrence
CED-80-57: Published: May 19, 1980. Publicly Released: May 19, 1980.
The Interstate Commerce Commission's (ICC) enforcement program has encountered problems in deterring violations of interstate commerce legislation through use of its most common enforcement tools; civil penalty settlements and court actions.ICC uses civil penalties more often that any other enforcement tool, yet they cannot be used for some major violations, are not obtained in a timely manner, an...