Investigations by federal agencies (51 - 60 of 84 items)
Bank and Thrift Fraud: Overview of the Federal Government's Response
T-GGD-92-12: Published: Feb 6, 1992. Publicly Released: Feb 6, 1992.
GAO discussed: (1) the role of the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Special Counsel for Financial Institution Fraud; and (2) resources allocated for investigation and prosecution of financial institution fraud. GAO noted that: (1) Congress provided DOJ with significant additional powers and resources to address the savings and loan crisis, and the work load associated with that mandate continues to g...
Antitrust: Information on Criminal Cases
GGD-92-21FS: Published: Dec 17, 1991. Publicly Released: Feb 4, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Antitrust Division's criminal enforcement of the Sherman Antitrust Act.GAO found that: (1) 5 Antitrust Division litigation offices could not determine the processing time for 70 of 198 complaints and leads alleging antitrust violations because of missing or incomplete records; (2) there was no docume...
Investigators' Guide to Sources of Information
OSI-92-1: Published: Jan 1, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 1992.
GAO provided a collection of information sources and the types of information they provide to assist investigators in locating data...
Child Labor: Characteristics of Working Children
HRD-91-83BR: Published: Jun 14, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 14, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) the economic and demographic characteristics of child workers; (2) the number of serious injuries sustained by children detected the Department of Labor as being illegally employed; and (3) Labor's policy with regard to penalizing employers illegally employing children who sustain serious injuries and to child labor violations generally.GAO fo...
Drug Control: Implementation of the Chemical Diversion and Trafficking Act of 1988
GGD-91-56BR: Published: Apr 3, 1991. Publicly Released: May 8, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) implementation of the Chemical Diversion and Trafficking Act of 1988 (CDTA), enacted to increase the regulation and detection of legally manufactured chemicals used to manufacture and process illegal drugs.GAO found that: (1) CDTA did not require chemical handlers to register with the federal government;...
Federal Criminal Justice System: A Model to Estimate System Workload
GGD-91-75: Published: Apr 11, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 11, 1991.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO developed a model that could be used to help maintain balance between the various components of the federal criminal justice system.GAO found that: (1) separating the criminal justice system into four spheres, investigation, prosecution, adjudication, and correction, allowed for the development of a model that could be used for decisionmaking; (2) a relat...
Child Labor: The Characteristics of Working Children in the United States
T-HRD-91-13: Published: Mar 19, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 1991.
GAO discussed the characteristics of America's working children, focusing on the: (1) economic and demographic characteristics of working 15- to 17-year-old children; (2) number of children that were seriously injured while working in violation of child labor laws from fiscal year (FY) 1983 to FY 1990; and (3) Department of Labor's (DOL) penalties assessed for serious injury cases. GAO noted that:...
Financial Institution Fraud: Effect of Regional Fraud Offices Unclear
GGD-90-124: Published: Sep 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 28, 1990.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement and a congressional request, GAO determined whether the Department of Justice (DOJ): (1) complied with a legislative requirement that it create a regional office of its fraud section in northern Texas; and (2) should establish other such offices.GAO found that: (1) DOJ established a fraud section regional office in Dallas; (2) DOJ designated the senior fraud s...
Medical Device Problem Reporting: A Case Study of a Home Apnea Monitor
T-PEMD-90-10: Published: Jul 17, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 17, 1990.
GAO discussed the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) implementation of the medical device reporting regulation, focusing on reporting problems involving a home apnea monitor. GAO noted that: (1) the monitor's manufacturer received at least 70 complaints associating the monitor with patient deaths between 1983 and 1989; (2) although the manufacturer maintained records of complaints, it did not fu...
Justice Department: Coordination Between DEA and the FBI
GGD-90-59: Published: Mar 21, 1990. Publicly Released: May 25, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the relationship between the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in investigating drug trafficking, focusing on: (1) how DEA and FBI coordinated their enforcement activities; (2) how the Department of Justice oversaw drug enforcement activities; (3) the status of efforts to merge DEA and FBI authority and res...