Law enforcement (31 - 40 of 56 items)
Federal Inspectors General: An Historical Perspective
T-AIMD-98-146: Published: Apr 21, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1998.
GAO discussed the evolution of the work of federal Inspectors General (IG).GAO noted that: (1) Congress created IGs throughout government as a result of growing reports of serious and widespread internal control breakdowns; (2) IGs were principally charged with detecting fraud, waste, and mismanagement in agencies' programs and operations, conducting audits and investigations, and recommending pol...
Indian Issues: BIA's Distribution of Tribal Priority Allocations
T-RCED-98-168: Published: Apr 21, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 21, 1998.
GAO discussed the preliminary results of its review of the Bureau of Indian Affairs' (BIA) distribution of Tribal Priority Allocation (TPA)--or TPA--funds, focusing on: (1) BIA's basis for distributing 1998 TPA funds; (2) total distributions of TPA funds in fiscal year (FY) 1998 and a per-capita analysis of those distributions; (3) revenue and business income information reported by tribes under t...
Fair Lending: Federal Oversight and Enforcement Improved but Some Challenges Remain
GGD-96-145: Published: Aug 13, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 13, 1996.
Pursuant to congressional requests, GAO reviewed federal oversight and enforcement of fair lending laws, focusing on: (1) efforts to strengthen law enforcement procedures; and (2) challenges bank regulators face in their efforts to detect discrimination and ensure compliance.GAO found that: (1) since 1992, bank regulators and other enforcement agencies have increased enforcement of fair lending la...
Money Laundering: U.S. Efforts to Combat Money Laundering Overseas
T-GGD-96-84: Published: Feb 28, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 28, 1996.
GAO discussed U.S. efforts to combat money laundering abroad. GAO noted that: (1) U.S. bank regulators rely on financial institutions' reporting currency transactions that exceed $10,000, involve known or suspected money laundering, or are inconsistent with the account holder's stated business; (2) European countries focus their anti-laundering efforts less on routine currency transaction reports...
Money Laundering: Rapid Growth of Casinos Makes Them Vulnerable
GGD-96-28: Published: Jan 4, 1996. Publicly Released: Feb 14, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined: (1) the extent of legalized gaming in the United States; (2) currency transaction reporting requirements for casinos; (3) whether the same transaction reporting requirements apply to tribal casinos; and (4) the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) efforts to ensure that casinos are complying with currency transaction reporting requirements.GAO found t...
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...
War on Drugs: Federal Assistance to State and Local Drug Enforcement
GGD-93-86: Published: Apr 29, 1993. Publicly Released: Jun 1, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed federal funding and oversight of multijurisdictional task forces (MJTF), specifically: (1) MJTF funding and its uses under the Byrne program; (2) how MJTF coordinated investigations with Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) state and local task forces located in the same cities; and (3) how MJTF activities and funding are monitored, evaluated, and...
Drug Enforcement: Assistance to State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies in High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas
T-GGD-92-37: Published: May 6, 1992. Publicly Released: May 6, 1992.
GAO discussed the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Program. GAO noted that, in response to previous GAO recommendations concerning the need to promote collaborative federal, state, and local planning in the five HIDTA and to establish a system for assessing program performance, the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP): (1) issued guidance to HIDTA to designate area coordinato...
Asset Forfeiture: Customs Reports Improved Controls Over Sales of Forfeited Property
GGD-91-127: Published: Sep 25, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the adequacy of the Customs Service's controls over the sales of forfeited property, focusing on: (1) contractor compliance with reporting requirements on cash sales of more than $10,000; and (2) whether forfeited property was being sold back to Customs laws violators.GAO found that: (1) 104 cash transactions totalling about $2.4 million were not r...
EPA's Penalties May Not Recover Economic Benefits Gained by Violators
T-RCED-91-69: Published: Jun 19, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 19, 1991.
GAO discussed the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) penalty policies and practices. GAO found that: (1) despite an EPA commitment to inflict penalties on violators and recent increases in total penalties, penalty amounts showed little relationship to the economic benefit of the violations; (2) the lack of documentation in 65 percent of the cases reviewed made it difficult to determine the ac...