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Information on False Claims Act Litigation
GAO-06-320R: Published: Jan 31, 2006. Publicly Released: Mar 2, 2006.
The False Claims Act (FCA) is one of the government's primary weapons to fight fraud against the government. The Act, as amended in 1986, provides for penalties and triple damages for anyone who knowingly submits or causes the submission of false or fraudulent claims to the United States for government funds or property. Under the FCA's qui tam provisions, a person with evidence of fraud, also kno...
Federal Compensation Programs: Perspectives on Four Programs
GAO-06-230: Published: Nov 18, 2005. Publicly Released: Dec 13, 2005.
Since 1969, when Congress established the Black Lung Program as a temporary federal program to provide benefits for coal miners disabled by pneumoconiosis (black lung disease), the federal government has played an ever-increasing role in providing benefits to individuals injured as result of exposure to harmful substances. Although the Black Lung Program was initially designed to end in 1976, when...
Border Security: More Emphasis on State's Consular Safeguards Could Mitigate Visa Malfeasance Risks
GAO-06-115: Published: Oct 6, 2005. Publicly Released: Nov 7, 2005.
Issuing a U.S. visa to a foreign citizen in exchange for money or something of value is a crime that can facilitate entry into the United States of unqualified persons, including those who may wish to do our country harm. Internal controls make it difficult for an employee to commit visa malfeasance without being detected, but, despite these safeguards, visa malfeasance does occur. GAO examined (1...
Federally Chartered Corporation: Financial Statement Audit Report for the National Conference on Citizenship for Fiscal Years 2003 and 2002
GAO-05-1032R: Published: Sep 30, 2005. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 2005.
GAO reviewed the audit reports covering the financial statements of the National Conference on Citizenship for Fiscal Years 2003 and 2002. GAO found no reportable instances of noncompliance. The audit reports included the auditors' opinions that the financial statements of the corporation were presented fairly in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles...
Financial Audit: Independent and Special Counsel Expenditures for the Six Months Ended March 31, 2005
GAO-05-961: Published: Sep 30, 2005. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 2005.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO audited the expenditures of one office of independent counsel and one office of special counsel for the 6 months ended March 31, 2005.In our audits covering the 6 months ended March 31, 2005, we found (1) the statements of expenditures, for the office of the Independent Counsel David M. Barrett and for the office of Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald,...
Radiation Exposure Compensation Act: Program Status
GAO-05-1002R: Published: Sep 28, 2005. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 2005.
From 1945 through 1962, the United States conducted a series of above-ground atomic weapons tests as it built up its Cold War nuclear arsenal. Many people who were exposed to radiation resulting from the nuclear weapons development and testing program subsequently developed serious diseases, including various types of cancer. On October 15, 1990, in order to establish a procedure to make partial r...
Real Estate Brokerage: Factors That May Affect Price Competition
GAO-05-947: Published: Aug 31, 2005. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 2005.
Consumers paid an estimated $61 billion in residential real estate brokerage fees in 2004. Because commission rates have remained relatively uniform--regardless of market conditions, home prices, or the effort required to sell a home--some economists have questioned the extent of price competition in the residential real estate brokerage industry. Further, while the Internet offers time and cost s...
Drug Control: High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas' Efforts to Link Investigations to International Drug Traffickers
GAO-05-122: Published: Jan 28, 2005. Publicly Released: Jan 28, 2005.
In fiscal year 2002, the Attorney General called upon law enforcement to target the "most wanted" international drug traffickers responsible for supplying illegal drugs to America. In September 2002, law enforcement, working through the multi-agency Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) Program, developed a list of these drug traffickers, known as the Consolidated Priority Organizat...
Statement of the Comptroller General on Election-Related Matters
A84683: Nov 23, 2004
This is a Statement of the Comptroller General on Election-Related matters, delivered on November 23, 2004. GAO has received a number of comments pertaining to the recent national election processes. In the past, GAO has conducted a range of federal elections-related work, including broad-based systemic reviews primarily focusing on issues relating to federal election requirements and technologies...
Department of Justice's Activities to Address Past Election-Related Voting Irregularities
GAO-04-1041R: Published: Sep 14, 2004. Publicly Released: Oct 14, 2004.
Election-day problems in Florida and elsewhere in November 2000 raised concerns about voting systems that included, among other things, alleged voting irregularities that may have affected voter access to the polls. The term voting irregularities generally refers to a broad array of complaints relating to voting and/or elections that may involve violations of federal voting rights and/or federal c...