Investigations by federal agencies (61 - 70 of 84 items)
Criminal Aliens: INS Enforcement
T-GGD-90-6: Published: Nov 1, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1989.
GAO discussed the Immigration and Naturalization Service's (INS) strategy for dealing with aliens involved in criminal activities. GAO noted that: (1) the INS enforcement process begins when its investigators identify aliens within the federal, state, or local criminal justice systems; (2) INS can either notify agencies to turn aliens over to INS after they are released from custody, or issue orde...
Immigration Service: Allegation of Adverse Actions Taken Against INS Agents
GGD-89-70: Published: May 1, 1989. Publicly Released: May 18, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO assessed whether the: (1) Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) retaliated against eight agents and their supervisors as a result of the agents' correspondence with members of Congress; (2) INS objectively investigated the agents' allegations; and (3) agents properly recorded their work hours to their activities.GAO found that: (1) INS management...
Organized Crime: Issues Concerning Strike Forces
GGD-89-67: Published: Apr 11, 1989. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Justice's Organized Crime Strike Forces' efforts to increase interagency planning and coordination of investigations and prosecutions of organized crime groups.GAO found that: (1) strike forces had only achieved some informal interagency planning and coordination on a case-by-case basis; (2) none of the strike force executive c...
Indian Affairs: Information on Major Crimes on Three Montana Reservations
RCED-89-69: Published: Feb 15, 1989. Publicly Released: Feb 27, 1989.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on major crimes on three Montana Indian reservations, focusing on: (1) Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and U.S. Attorney's Office law enforcement procedures and practices on the reservations; (2) the number of major crimes reported, referred for prosecution, and prosecuted; and (3) BIA training...
[Comments on Legislation Pertaining to Comptroller General Investigative Authority]
B-227709: Published: Jul 14, 1988. Publicly Released: Jul 14, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO commented on S. 1975, a bill which would: (1) enhance the ability of GAO to respond to congressional needs for expeditious investigations of fraud, abuse, or other matters related to federal activities involving violations of criminal or civil law; and (2) establish an advisory commission on law enforcement and designate the Comptroller General as its ch...
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...
Investigator's Guide to Sources of Information
OSI-88-1: Published: Mar 1, 1988. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1988.
GAO provided a collection of information sources and the types of information they provide to assist investigators in locating data...
Food and Drug Administration: HHS Inspector General Should Be Involved in Criminal Investigations
HRD-88-8: Published: Nov 4, 1987. Publicly Released: Nov 4, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO discussed: (1) the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Inspector General's (IG) authority to conduct criminal investigations relating to: (1) counterfeit and diverted drugs; and (2) training and resources available to conduct such investigations.GAO found that: (1) the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act au...
The Need for Strong Central Oversight of the Federal Government's War on Drugs
T-GGD-87-17: Published: May 14, 1987. Publicly Released: May 14, 1987.
GAO discussed the need for strong central oversight of federal antidrug efforts. GAO noted that: (1) despite the dramatic increase in drug seizures, there was no decrease in the availability of illegal drugs; (2) obstacles such as differing priorities, interagency rivalries, conflicts, and jurisdictional disputes affected drug abuse control efforts; and (3) a variety of changes in drug strategy, p...
National Parks: Allegations Concerning Yosemite National Park Drug Investigation
RCED-86-67FS: Published: Dec 20, 1985. Publicly Released: Jan 15, 1986.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined allegations regarding the conduct of the Yosemite Law Enforcement Office (LEO) during a drug investigation.GAO found that: (1) concerning the allegation that information on the background and conduct of many LEO investigators and informants which would have diminished their credibility before the grand jury was not contained in LEO files, one inves...