Law enforcement (11 - 20 of 43 items)
Securities Regulation: Efforts to Detect, Investigate, and Deter Insider Trading
GGD-88-116: Published: Aug 5, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) and self-regulatory organizations' (SRO) efforts to detect, investigate, and deter insider trading.GAO found that the securities markets are vulnerable to insider trading because of the: (1) large number of corporate events, such as mergers and acquisitions; (2) large number of individuals with knowled...
[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...
Wallop-Breaux Trust Fund
T-RCED-88-38: Published: Apr 28, 1988. Publicly Released: Apr 28, 1988.
GAO discussed the Aquatic Resources Trust Fund's Boat Safety Account, from which the Coast Guard administers payments to states to support their recreational boating safety activities. GAO noted that states: (1) received two-thirds of account funds; (2) typically spent $4 for every federal dollar, exceeding the requirements to match federal funds dollar-for-dollar; (3) typically requested all fund...
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...
[Comments on H.R. 257]
B-129874: Published: Nov 18, 1985. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO commented on H.R. 257, a bill which provides for the disclosure of lobbying activities to Congress. GAO has repeatedly recognized the need for strengthening the lobbying disclosure law; however, it is concerned about two aspects of the bill: (1) the designation of the Comptroller General as the official responsible for the administration of the bill; and (2...
Pending Legislation on Regulation of the Maritime Industry
B-198002: Published: Jun 1, 1983. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
In response to a congressional request, GAO answered a number of questions concerning pending legislation on the regulation of the maritime industry. Since the issuance of a recent GAO report on this topic, two developments have occurred which could alter its findings and conclusions: (1) some U.S. flag carriers have placed orders with foreign shipyards, lessening the need to form consortia to fin...
Views on S. 586, a Bill To Amend the Privacy Act of 1974
B-130441: Published: Jun 11, 1981. Publicly Released: Jun 4, 1985.
Proposed legislation to amend the Privacy Act of 1974 would add several new provisions to the act that would: (1) place limits on the kinds of information agencies provide to requesters; (2) limit the number of Privacy Act requests an individual may make to an agency each year; (3) establish a minimum charge of $10.00 for materials provided to individuals under the act; (4) redefine the law enforc...
Views on S. 1407
B-207547: Published: Jul 28, 1982. Publicly Released: May 6, 1985.
Legislation has been proposed which would strengthen the U.S. Postal Service's investigatory and enforcement powers. The bill would grant the Postal Service authority to issue written inspection demands relating to matters under investigation, issue cease and desist orders regarding fraudulent activities conducted through the mail, and commence civil actions to obtain penalties for certain violati...
Forgery of U.S. Treasury Checks--Federal Misdemeanor Law Needed
GGD-84-6: Published: Nov 17, 1983. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 1983.
GAO conducted a review to determine whether a Federal misdemeanor forgery statute is needed for prosecuting forgery of U.S. Treasury checks and assessed the extent of Secret Service referrals of Treasury check forgery cases to local authorities for prosecution.The Secret Service has primary responsibility for investigating cases involving forgery of U.S. Treasury checks. The check forgery workload...