Corruption (1 - 10 of 10 items)
Combating Wildlife Trafficking: Agencies Are Taking a Range of Actions, but the Task Force Lacks Performance Targets for Assessing Progress
GAO-16-717: Published: Sep 22, 2016. Publicly Released: Sep 22, 2016.
While criminal elements of all kinds, including some terrorist entities and rogue security personnel, engage in poaching and transporting ivory and rhino horn across Africa, transnational organized criminals are the driving force behind wildlife trafficking, according to reports GAO reviewed and agency officials GAO spoke with in the United States and Africa. Wildlife trafficking can contribute to...
Status of Funding for the Central America Regional Security Initiative
GAO-13-295R: Published: Jan 30, 2013. Publicly Released: Jan 30, 2013.
As of September 30, 2011, of the $350 million that U.S. agencies had allocated to support CARSI activities, the Department of State (State) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) had disbursed over $75 million of INCLE, ESF, and NADR funds. In addition, State had committed almost $22 million of FMF funds to support CARSI activities. The two principal accounts for CARSI...
Corporate Crime: DOJ Has Taken Steps to Better Track Its Use of Deferred and Non-Prosecution Agreements, but Should Evaluate Effectiveness
GAO-10-110: Published: Dec 18, 2009. Publicly Released: Jan 8, 2010.
Recent cases of corporate fraud and mismanagement heighten the Department of Justice's (DOJ) need to appropriately punish and deter corporate crime. Recently, DOJ has made more use of deferred prosecution and non-prosecution agreements (DPAs and NPAs), in which prosecutors may require company reform, among other things, in exchange for deferring prosecution. In June and November 2009, GAO testifie...
Monitoring and Oversight of Federal Funds Awarded to Bridgeport, Connecticut
GAO-04-230R: Published: Nov 26, 2003. Publicly Released: Nov 26, 2003.
In 2001 and 2002, federal prosecutors indicted the Mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut, and a dozen conspirators on charges of racketeering, extortion, mail fraud, and tax evasion. In March 2003, the mayor was found guilty on 16 counts, and most of the others indicted have pleaded guilty. While the indictment did not refer to any misuse of federal funds, some of the corrupt activities were associated...
Drug Control: INS and Customs Can Do More To Prevent Drug-Related Employee Corruption
GGD-99-31: Published: Mar 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Immigration and Naturalization Service's (INS) and the U.S. Customs Service's efforts to address employee corruption on the Southwest Border, focusing on: (1) the extent to which INS and Customs have and comply with policies and procedures for ensuring employee integrity; (2) identifying and comparing the Department of Justice's (DOJ) and Depar...
Drug Control: U.S.-Mexican Counternarcotics Efforts Face Difficult Challenges
NSIAD-98-154: Published: Jun 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided an update on the status of counternarcotics activities in Mexico, focusing on: (1) the nature of the drug threat from Mexico; (2) the progress that Mexico has made in improving its counternarcotics efforts; (3) issues related to the provision of U.S. counternarcotics assistance to the Mexican military; and (4) the plans that the U.S. government has...
Administration of Justice Issue Area: Active Assignments
AA-97-8(3): Published: Sep 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1997.
GAO provided information on its active assignments in the Administration of Justice issue area as of August 29, 1997...
Defense Procurement Fraud: Justice's Overall Management Can Be Enhanced
GGD-88-96: Published: Jun 29, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 6, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the Department of Justice's (DOJ) overall management of its defense procurement fraud investigations.GAO found that DOJ: (1) lacked complete and timely information about case referrals and case status, since investigating agencies and DOJ attorneys frequently failed to report such data to its Fraud and Corruption Tracking (FACT) System; (2) did not...
Justice Needs To Better Manage Its Fight Against Public Corruption
GGD-80-38: Published: Jul 24, 1980. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 1980.
In 1977, the Department of Justice designated public corruption, which are crimes by public officials, as one of the priorities among its law enforcement activities. Justice had already established the Public Integrity Section (PIS) as a focal point for coordinating its attack on public corruption.GAO found that management and coordination of public corruption activities by PIS need to be improved...
A Review of Actions Being Taken in the United States to Control Questionable Corporate Payments
101964: Apr 4, 1977
The actions being taken in the United States to control questionable corporate payments made to government officials of other countries, their political parties, or others to obtain business advantages were reviewed.The payments by corporations usually were made as petty corruption to facilitate favorable action, to gain competitive advantage over others, or because of extortion by corrupt officia...