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Money Laundering: FinCEN's Law Enforcement Support, Regulatory, and International Roles
T-GGD-98-83: Published: Apr 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1998.
GAO discussed the various anti-money laundering roles of the Department of the Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN).GAO noted that: (1) FinCEN was established in 1990 to support law enforcement agencies by analyzing and coordinating financial intelligence information to combat money laundering; (2) in supporting law enforcement, FinCEN has issued fewer analytical products in fe...
Administration of Justice Issue Area Plan: Fiscal Years 1998-99
IAP-98-3: Published: Mar 1, 1998. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1998.
GAO presented its Administration of Justice issue area plan for fiscal years 1998 through 1999.GAO plans to assess the: (1) efficiency and effectiveness of the federal courts and corrections systems, given the increasing demands placed on them and current budgetary constraints; (2) Immigration and Naturalization Service's ability to effectively and efficiently enforce immigration laws and enhance...
Truth In Sentencing: Availability of Federal Grants Influenced Laws in Some States
GGD-98-42: Published: Feb 4, 1998. Publicly Released: Feb 12, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed truth-in-sentencing (TIS) laws, focusing on: (1) the number of states that have enacted TIS laws that meet the federal grant eligibility requirements; (2) whether the availability of federal grants was a factor in these states' decisions to enact TIS laws; and (3) reasons why other states have not enacted TIS laws that meet the federal grant requir...
Administration of Justice Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1997-98
IAP-97-3: Published: Mar 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1997.
GAO presented its Administration of Justice issue area plan for fiscal years 1997 through 1998.GAO plans to assess: (1) federal law enforcement's response, in partnership with state and local governments, to violent crime, drugs, and other major threats facing society; (2) the efficiency and effectiveness of the federal courts and corrections systems, given the increasing demands placed on them an...
Federal Firearms Licensees: Various Factors Have Contributed to the Decline in the Number of Dealers
GGD-96-78: Published: Mar 29, 1996. Publicly Released: Apr 24, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms' (ATF) policies and procedures for licensing and inspecting firearms dealers, focusing on: (1) the extent and nature of the decline in the number of firearms dealers since 1993; (2) factors that may have affected the decline, including whether ATF had a policy to reduce the number of dealers; and (3) the...
Motor Vehicle Safety: Comprehensive State Programs Offer Best Opportunity for Increasing Use of Safety Belts
RCED-96-24: Published: Jan 3, 1996. Publicly Released: Jan 3, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed whether federal and state efforts have been successful in increasing the use of safety belts in motor vehicles, focusing on: (1) the progress that has been made in achieving seat belt use goals; (2) state strategies that have been successful in increasing seat belt use; and (3) federal strategies that could increase seat belt use.GAO found that: (1...
Money Laundering: Needed Improvements for Reporting Suspicious Transactions Are Planned
GGD-95-156: Published: May 30, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 20, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on money laundering activities, focusing on: (1) how suspicious transactions are reported; (2) how currency transactions reports are used by law enforcement agencies; and (3) whether the reporting process can be improved.GAO found that: (1) financial institutions file reports of suspicious transactions each year on various forms to vari...
Law Enforcement Block Grant Awards
HEHS-95-169R: Published: Jun 9, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the formula grant amounts provided for in the proposed Local Government Law Enforcement Block Grants Act, focusing on those governments affected by the Chabot-Lofgren amendment. GAO noted that: (1) about 6 percent of all eligible governments would be affected by the amendment, although these governments would receive about 53 percent...
Administration of Justice Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1995-97
IAP-95-14: Published: Jun 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1995.
GAO presented its Administration of Justice issue area plan for fiscal years 1995 through 1997.GAO plans to: (1) assess federal progress in implementing major crime control initiatives and enforcement programs; (2) identify ways to improve federal cooperation with state/local enforcement efforts; (3) develop approaches for analyzing enforcement budgets and identify opportunities for resource conso...
Health Care: Federal and State Antitrust Actions Concerning the Health Care Industry
HEHS-94-220: Published: Aug 5, 1994. Publicly Released: Aug 24, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the Department of Justice's (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) antitrust enforcement actions against hospitals; and (2) state legislation that creates regulatory programs for the approval of mergers and joint ventures among health care providers.GAO found that: (1) from fiscal year (FY) 1981 through FY 1993, DOJ and FTC challenged...