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During this semiannual reporting period, the Office of Audit issued 56 products. The office also identified $130,668 in monetary benefits. Work by the Office of Investigations resulted in 33 arrests, 35 indictments, and 21 convictions. Some of our more significant results for the period are described below:
From Oct. 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018, The IG found the following:
The Office of Audit issued 23 final and interim reports that resulted in 105 recommendations and $14.5 million in questioned/unsupported costs or funds to be put to better use.
Our Office of Investigations reported 217 arrests, 280 indictments, and 272 convictions, as well as $84.9 million in recoveries and restitutions. IN A 6 MONTH PERIOD!
The Audit uncovered $718,579,950 in missing/unaccounted for funds!
The Audit resulted in the opening of 196 Investigations.
Because of those Investigations the IG was able to RECOVER $83,863,696!!
15 people TO DATE have been prosecuted because of this Audit.
This audit found $329 Million in WASTE AND FRAUD OVER A 2 YEAR PERIOD.
During this Audit period, the IG opened 54 investigative cases, closed 83 investigative cases, referred 97 subjects for criminal prosecution, and helped obtain 35 convictions. Civil, criminal, and other monetary recoveries resulting from our investigations totaled over $97 million.
The IG finished it’s Semi Annual Report on the EPA from the Period of Oct 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018. The Audit found $374,664,113 in WASTE AND FRAUD OVER A 2 YEAR PERIOD!
The IG found the EPA WAS NOT REQUIRING CONTRACTORS TO CARRY INSURANCE!
So, if a contractor has ANY kind of a spill, it could simply default and walk away, leaving the TAXPAYERS TO FOOT THE CLEAN UP BILL.
The IG recommended 367 people for Federal Prosecution.
Election fraud can encompass many aspects, from voting Illegally, to ‘losing’ votes mailed in, to ‘suddenly finding votes, etc.
Horowitz, responding to Session’s request to investigate HOW THE USPS HANDLES….ELECTION MAIL. I bet the USPS NEVER expected to be scrutinized SO CLOSELY by IG Horowitz.
Here’s an example how Election Mail is handled at 3 sites:
■ St. Paul NDC employees moved political mail to the P&DC staging area without telling P&DC management about the transfer. Other mail was staged in front of it, which could have caused the political mail not to be seen and expedited.
■ There was a sort plan error at the Charleston P&DF that caused additional manual sorting of election mail at the delivery station.
■ An employee at the Milwaukee P&DC removed ballots from automated mail processing because he believed the equipment would damage the mail. We brought these issues to the attention of local management, who immediately corrected them during our site visits.
It get’s worse.
The Managers ADMIT they don’t know when Special Election’s are being held!
EXPECT HUGE CHANGES AT USPS!!!
Trump called for the review three days before giving Congress his first budget proposal, which is expected to include deep cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency and other departments to cover an anticipated $54 billion increase in Defense Department spending.
JARED KUSHNER has yet to formally unveil his highly touted peace plan for resolving the Israel-Palestine conflict. But in the past weeks and months, its outlines have become increasingly clear. Recent moves by the United States to recognize Israel’s capital in Jerusalem and deprive Palestinians of refugee status have taken key issues off the table before any future peace negotiation even begins. The Trump administration has announced a steady stream of cuts in aid for Palestinians, including reported plans to stop all funding for the United National Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the agency which provides healthcare and schooling for Palestinian refugees, as well as cutting $200 million in economic aid to the West Bank and Gaza. These moves are helping clarify the Trump administration’s strategy for getting to peace in the region: imposing maximum pain on the Palestinians as a means of bullying them into submission.
But this strategy may backfire, including against a Netanyahu government that has enthusiastically supported Trump’s get-tough approach. Even former Israeli military officials have begun raising the alarm that the Trump administration’s punitive actions against the Palestinians, rather than bringing peace, are leading the region toward a new era of conflict. In an article this week in Ha’aretz, former Israeli Defense Forces spokesperson Peter Lerner criticized the administration’s attempts to “blackmail” the Palestinians, stating that such a strategy would lead to a power vacuum in the West Bank, warning that “hardballing the Palestinian into submission is likely to blow up on Israel’s doorstep.” Lerner’s warning echoes previous reports from Israeli military officials that funding cuts are likely to lead to a humanitarian crisis and further unrest in the occupied territories.
originally posted by: Chadwickus
a reply to: carewemust
For those who want real numbers, the actual report can be found here:
And archives from previous years:
Odd, I guess Obama drained the swamp too then, because indictments, arrests and recoveries were made under him too.
For those who are like the OP, nothing to see here, move on Trump is the bestest evar!
questioned/unsupported costs or funds to be put to better use.
originally posted by: scraedtosleep
a reply to: carewemust
I wonder who has been arrested and for what specifically?