Crimes (61 - 70 of 98 items)
Drug Control in Peru
NSIAD-94-186R: Published: Aug 16, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the impact of the U.S. decision to stop sharing information with Colombia and Peru that could lead to their shooting down of suspected drug-trafficking civilian aircraft. GAO noted that: (1) the policy change has weakened the United States' and Peru's ability to disrupt drug trafficking operations because aircraft detection and monit...
Theft From Airline Passenger Baggage
OSI-94-18R: Published: Apr 28, 1994. Publicly Released: May 10, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) property theft from checked airline passenger baggage at selected major U.S. airports; and (2) preemployment screening of baggage-handling personnel. GAO found that: (1) the ratio of theft from baggage to the number of passengers is low, but does demonstrate the vulnerability of baggage to unauthorized access; (2) airlines tend to handle theft...
Money Laundering: Project Gateway
GGD-94-91R: Published: Feb 15, 1994. Publicly Released: Feb 15, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of the Treasury's initiative to facilitate states' access to Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) data, focusing on: (1) its implementation of Project Gateway; (2) whether BSA data are useful; and (3) why state officials are purchasing BSA data on magnetic tape for in-state processing if they have access to the entire BSA database. GAO noted that:...
Sentencing: Intermediate Sanctions in the Federal Criminal Justice System
GGD-94-63BR: Published: Jan 14, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on intermediate sanctions in the federal criminal justice system, focusing on: (1) available sanctions; (2) eligibility for the sanctions; (3) the sanctions imposed on convicted offenders in fiscal year (FY) 1991; (4) the agencies that administer the sanctions; (5) the monthly operating and expansion costs of intermediate sanctions; and...
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...
Thrift Failures: Federal Enforcement Actions Against Fraud and Wrongdoing in RTC Thrifts
GGD-93-94: Published: Aug 10, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on civil and criminal enforcement against offenses in failed thrifts under the Resolution Trust Corporation's (RTC) control, focusing on the number of: (1) federal civil actions; (2) referrals concerning suspected criminal activity in RTC thrifts; and (3) sentences imposed on criminal offenders.GAO found that: (1) RTC has filed 217 civi...
Mandatory Minimum Sentences: Are They Being Imposed and Who Is Receiving Them?
T-GGD-93-40: Published: Jul 28, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 28, 1993.
GAO discussed mandatory minimum sentences for offenders of certain crimes, focusing on: (1) whether offenders convicted of certain crimes received mandatory minimum sentences; (2) the influence of local prosecutorial practices on mandatory minimum sentencing decisions; (3) the relationship between federal sentencing guidelines and mandatory minimum sentences; and (4) characteristics of offenders t...
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...
INTERPOL: Information on the Red Notice System
IMTEC-93-23: Published: Mar 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the United States National Central Bureau's (USNCB) use of the International Criminal Police Organization's (INTERPOL) red notice system to apprehend fugitives internationally who have committed crimes in the United States.GAO found that: (1) statistics specifically pertaining to the arrest rate for U.S. fugitives who are subjects of red notices ar...