OIG Press Releases Year 2009 - 2015

Year 2015

Date Title
10/05/15 Inspector General Reopens Investigation of Improper Access and Dissemination of Personal Information Contained Within a Secret Service Database (PDF, 1 page - 50 KB)
09/30/15 Inspector General Completes Investigation of Improper Access and Dissemination of Personal Information Contained Within a Secret Service Database (PDF, 1 page - 60 KB)
09/30/15 OIG Finds Substantial Abuse of FEMA Grant by Houston Hospital (PDF, 1 page - 118 KB)
09/24/15 DHS-OIG’s Fiscal Year 2014 Disaster-Related Reports Represent $1 Billion in Potential Monetary Savings (PDF, 1 page - 119 KB)
09/15/15 Improved Coordination Needed to Meet Cyber Threats (PDF, 1 page - 141 KB)
08/27/15 Federal Grand Jury Indicts Supervisory Customs and Border Protection Officer and Wife In Alleged Alien Smuggling Conspiracy (PDF, 2 page - 42 KB)
08/20/15 DHS Needs to Improve Grant Guidance for Public Safety Communications Equipment (PDF, 1 page - 176 KB)
08/13/15 Inspector General Finds USCIS Did Not Deliberately Violate Court Injunction (PDF, 1 page - 137 KB)
08/11/15 Inspector General Makes Recommendations to Strengthen DHS’ Oversight of Government Charge Cards (PDF, 1 page - 140 KB)
07/27/15 DHS Inspector General Releases Statement Supporting Inspectors General Access to Information (PDF, 1 page - 124 KB)
07/13/15 TSA’s Actions Insufficient to Address Inspector General Recommendations to Improve its Office of Inspection (PDF, 2 page - 138 KB)
07/01/15 Former Silk Road Task Force Agent Pleads Guilty to Extortion, Money Laundering and Obstruction
06/08/15 TSA Can Improve Aviation Worker Vetting (PDF, 2 page - 65 KB)
06/08/15 Almost 15 Years after the September 11th Terrorist Attacks, DHS Still Has Not Achieved Interoperable Communications (PDF, 1 page - 148 KB)
05/14/15 Inspector General Completes Investigation of Events at White House Involving Suspicious Package Investigation on March 4, 2015 (PDF, 2 page - 137 KB)
04/23/15 Inspector General Recommends FEMA Disallow $82.4 Million in Hurricane Katrina Grant Funds Due to Improper Contracting (PDF, 1 page - 152 KB)
04/23/15 Inspector General Releases Management Advisory to Secret Service Regarding Alarm System Maintenance at Former Presidents’ Residences (PDF, 2 page - 141 KB)
04/21/15 CBP’s Non-Intrusive Inspection Equipment May Not Be Sufficiently Maintained (PDF, 1 page - 118 KB)
04/17/15 ICE Detainee Air Transportation Program Could Have Saved $41.1 Million (PDF, 1 page - 119 KB)
04/09/15 IG Releases Documents Underlying Investigation of Employee Complaints Regarding Management of USCIS’ EB-5 Program (PDF, 1 page - 147 KB)
03/30/15 Former Federal Agents Charged With Bitcoin Money Laundering and Wire Fraud
03/24/15 IG Concludes Investigation of Employee Complaints Regarding Management of USCIS’ EB-5 Program (PDF, 1 page - 133 KB)
03/23/15 DHS OIG Confirms CBP Overtime Pay Misuse (PDF, 1 page - 101 KB)
03/19/15 DHS OIG Finds Notorious Felon Allowed to Use TSA PreCheck Lanes (PDF, 1 page - 131 KB)
03/17/15 IG to Investigate March 4, 2015 Secret Service Incident (PDF, 1 page - 129 KB)
01/23/15 IG Protests TSA’s Edits of Audit Report (PDF, 1 page - 118 KB)
01/06/15 CBP Drones are Dubious Achievers (PDF, 1 page - 117 KB)

 

Year 2014

Date Title
12/31/14

Flawed FEMA Insurance Reviews in Florida Could Leave Taxpayers on the Hook for Millions in Losses (PDF, 1 page - 138 KB)

12/22/14

IT Security Suffers from Noncompliance (PDF, 2 page - 106 KB)

12/12/14 Ocean County, NJ, Woman Admits Defrauding FEMA After Major Disasters (PDF, 1 page - 33 KB)
11/17/14

Clean Books, Worrisome Weaknesses at DHS (PDF, 1 page - 124 KB)

11/17/14

Integration Still a Challenge for DHS (PDF, 1 page - 129 KB)

10/22/14

OIG Seeks Review of All Katrina Aid to Tulane (PDF, 1 pages - 117 KB)

10/22/14 No Justification for Secret Service Diversion of Agents (PDF, 1 page - 124 KB)
Allegations of Misuse of United States Secret Service Resources (PDF, 7 pages - 3.9 MB)
10/02/14

Improvements Continue at Detention Centers (PDF, 2 pages - 142 KB)

Oversight of Unaccompanied Alien Children (PDF, 8 pages - 657 KB)

10/01/14

Flawed FEMA System Could Hamper Disaster Relief (PDF, 1 pages - 149 KB)

10/01/14

OIG Audit Cites Millions in Unaccounted-for Funds (PDF, 1 pages - 147 KB)

09/25/14

FEMA Miscalculation Costs Taxpayers $12 Million (PDF, 1 pages - 148 KB)

09/24/14

IG Roth Responds to GAO Report (PDF, 2 pages - 118 KB)

09/16/14

Swanton Man Sentenced To Prison For Child Pornography Offense (PDF, 1 pages - 102 KB)

09/11/14

Cost Overruns Plague CBP Housing (PDF, 1 pages - 154 KB)

09/10/14

Check Out OIG’s Ongoing Projects, Upcoming Reports (PDF, 1 pages - 131 KB)

09/08/14

DHS III-Prepared for Pandemic Response (PDF, 1 pages - 312 KB)

08/28/14

Oversight of Unaccompanied Alien Children (PDF, 8 pages - 738 KB)

OIG Finds Improved Conditions at Detention Centers for Alien Children (PDF, 1 pages 115 KB)

08/18/14

Investigation of Alcan Boy Scout Encounter (PDF, 4 pages 477 KB)

Allegation of CBP Gun Incident With Boy Scouts Unsubstantiated (PDF, 2 pages 119 KB)

08/01/14 Former Immigration Officer Convicted at Trial for Taking Bribes and Witness Tampering (PDF, 2 pages 38 KB)
07/30/14

Oversight of Unaccompanied Alien Children (PDF, 9 pages - 586 KB)

Report on Detention of Alien Children (PDF, 1 pages 100 KB)

07/08/14 Company Pays Over $500K to Settle Overbilling Case
06/25/14 Man Admits Defrauding FEMA After Massachusetts Tornado In 2011 (PDF, 1 pages 22 KB)
06/17/14 Third Defendant Pleads Guilty in Procurement Fraud Scheme Involving Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses
06/13/14 Former Chelsea Selectman Sentenced to More Than 7 Years on Extortion and Fraud Charges (PDF, 1 pages 39 KB)
05/19/14 Wolcott Man Sentenced To Prison For Impersonating Federal Officer, Falsifying Military Document (PDF, 2 pages 206 KB)
05/02/14 Mannford Woman Guilty of Fraudulently Receiving Over $30,000 In Disaster Relief
04/22/14 Defendant Pleads Guilty to Hurricane Ike Fraud (PDF, 2 pages 52 KB)

03/12/14

United States Settles False Claims Act Allegations Against Importer (PDF, 1 pages - 113 KB)

03/06/14

John Roth Confirmed as DHS Inspector General (PDF, 1 pages - 113 KB)

02/21/14

Leesburg Man Sentenced for Role in Procurement Fraud Scheme Affecting over $33 Million in Federal Contracts (PDF, 2 pages - 71 KB)

02/07/14

Former Jarrell Police Chief Pleads Guilty To Federal Bribery Charge (PDF, 2 pages - 45 KB)

01/24/14

Former Contract Employee for USCIS Convicted in New Jersey for Theft and Sale of Forms

01/15/14

Pickens Woman Found Guilty of FEMA Fraud (PDF, 1 pages - 81 KB)

01/14/14

Former President of Vonetex LLC Admits Paying Kickbacks In Connection With TSA Contract For High-Tech Phone Systems (PDF, 2 pages - 37 KB)

01/10/14

Defendants Plead Guilty to Hurricane Ike Fraud

01/06/14

Former Federal Air Marshal And Border Patrol Agent Sentenced To Ninety Years’ Imprisonment For Sexual Exploitation of Children (PDF, 3 pages - 57 KB)

 

Year 2013

 

Date Title

06/14/13

Former Security Contractor Executives Sentenced For Illegally Obtaining More Than $31 Million Intended For Disadvantaged Small Businesses (PDF, 3 page - 63 KB)

05/23/13

Government Contractor Pleads Guilty To Major Government Fraud (PDF, 2 page - 54 KB)

05/08/13

Former Coast Guard Petty Officer Sentenced for Fraud, Receiving Bribes

04/30/13

OIG Joins Boston Bombing Intelligence Review (PDF, 1 page - 54 KB)

04/29/13

Alabama Businessman Sentenced For Fraud, Paying Bribes (PDF, 2 page - 29 KB)

04/29/13

Coast Guard Petty Officer Headed to Prison for Stealing More Than $600,000 in Government Property

04/24/13

Jury Convicts Joplin Man Of Disaster Fraud In Failed Attempt To Get Tornado Benefits (PDF, 3 page - 174 KB)

04/19/13

Suspended Border Patrol Agents found Guilty At Trial (PDF, 2 page - 43 KB)

04/17/13

Owner of Auto Repair Shop Servicing Government Vehicles Admits Bribing Government Official (PDF, 2 page - 33 KB)

04/12/13

Greer, S.C. Husband And Wife Sentenced For Filing False Tax Returns (PDF, 2 page - 198 KB)

04/11/13

Former Regional Director of Federal Protective Service Pleads Guilty To Accepting Bribes From Government Contractor (PDF, 1 page - 37 KB)

04/10/13

Joplin Woman Pleads Guilty To Disaster Fraud Related To Tornado Benefits (PDF, 2 page - 82 KB)

03/18/13

Security Contractor Plead Guilty to Illegally Obtaining $31 Million from Contracts Intended for Disadvantaged Small Businesses

03/18/13

FEMA Contractor Admits Illegally Accepting Gratuity From Victim of Hurricane Irene (PDF, 2 page - 33 KB)

03/07/13

Three South Jersey Individuals Plead Guilty To Defrauding FEMA Relating To Major Disasters (PDF, 3 page - 70 KB)

02/05/13

Ex‐ICE Contractor Gets Prison in Child Porn Case (PDF, 1 page - 138 KB)

01/16/13

Mexican Man Sent to Prison for Bribery of a Public Official

01/15/13

Former FEMA Executive Pleads Guilty To Federal Conflict of Interest Charge (PDF, 3 page - 34 KB)
01/09/13 Alabama Businessman Pleads Guilty To Fraud, Paying Bribes (PDF, 2 page - 29 KB)

Year 2012

Date  Title 

12/19/12

OIG Agents Smash Rogue Police Anti-Drug Unit (PDF, 1 page - 126 KB)

12/06/12

OIG Honors Trio for Assist in Major Fraud Case (PDF, 2 page - 142 KB)

11/20/12

FEMA Employee Pleads Guilty To Embezzling Over $143,000 (PDF, 1 page - 118 KB)

11/08/12

Report Suspected Sandy Disaster Scams (PDF, 1 page - 129 KB)

10/30/12

Weco General Manager Pleads Guilty to Recklessly Endangering Aircraft (PDF, 1 page - 170 KB)

10/26/12

Joplin woman pleads guilty to disaster fraud related to tornado benefits (PDF, 2 page - 78 KB)

10/25/12

Former Border Patrol Agent Sentenced for Sexual Assault (PDF, 1 page - 124 KB)

10/16/12

DHS OIG Auditors, Investigators Honored (PDF, 1 page - 19 KB)

10/11/12

Report Misrepresents OIG Employee Award Program (PDF, 1 page - 75 KB)

10/02/12

OIG Investigation Helps to Nab DHS “Agent” Impersonator (PDF, 1 page - 125 KB)

08/16/12

Former United States Coast Guard Supervisor Convicted Of Mail Fraud Involving Stolen Coast Guard Equipment (PDF, 2 page - 30 KB)

08/10/12

Two Former Border Patrol Agents Convicted of Alien Smuggling, Bribery and Money Laundering Charges (PDF, 3 page - 89 KB)

07/26/12

Former U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Employee Sentenced For Taking Part in Fraud Against Government (PDF, 3 page - 28 KB)

07/25/12

Colombian National Sentenced To Prison For Trying To Bribe Immigration Officials (PDF, 1 page - 171 KB)

06/28/12

“All Hands” Format Cuts OIG Training Costs by 35 Percent (PDF, 2 pages – 99 KB)

06/27/12

Twenty-Two Charged For Multi-State Scheme To Obtain Real Driver’s License With Fraudulent Documents (PDF, 6 pages – 130KB)

06/19/12

Coast Guard Officer Sentenced To 21 Months For Receiving Kickbacks From Contractors (PDF, 2 pages – 38 KB)

05/07/12

Conroe Man Charged With Disaster Fraud (PDF, 2 pages – 145 KB)

03/26/12

Former TSA Officer Pleads Guilty To Federal Extortion And Bribery Charges (PDF, 2 pages – 38 KB)

03/14/12

Former Santa Cruz County Deputy Sheriff Sentenced To Six Years For Cocaine Trafficking (PDF, 1 pages – 27KB)

02/03/12

TSA Screener at JFK Airport Arraigned On Charges of Removing $5,000 In Cash From Passenger’s Jacket During Pre-Boarding Screening (PDF, 1 pages – 102 KB)

12/20/11

Former U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Official Pleads Guilty to Taking Part in Fraud Against Government - Scheme Involved More Than $50,000 Obtained Through Travel Vouchers (PDF, 3 pages - 28 KB)

 

 

Year 2011

 

Date  Title 

08/30/11

Former Midway Airport Customs Officer Sentenced To 46 Months In Prison For Receiving Bribes From Restaurant Employees (PDF, 3 pages - 55 KB)

08/04/11

Border Patrol Agents Indicted For Civil Rights Violations (PDF, 1 page - 27 KB)

07/29/11

Former Corrections Officer Sentenced For Criminal Sexual Activity (PDF, 1 page - 74 KB)

07/28/11

Two Charged With Bribing Federal Official (PDF, 2 pages - 93 KB)

07/08/11

DHS Inspector General Updates Report (PDF, 1 page - 40 KB)

06/06/11

Former Supervisory Transportation Security Officer At Newark Airport Sentenced To 30 Months In Prison For Taking Bribes (PDF, 2 pages - 172 KB)

05/25/11

Former CIS Contractor Sentenced to 66 months Confinement in Citizenship Procurement Scheme (PDF, 2 pages - 51 KB)

05/03/11 Former Supervisor at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Convicted Of Bribery and Fraud Charges (PDF, 2 pages - 116 KB) 
04/08/11 John F. Heard Jr., Owner Of Superior Protection Inc., Sentenced To Prison For Conspiracy, Tax Fraud, Bankruptcy Fraud, Bribery And Other Charges (PDF, 2 pages - 125 KB) 
04/08/11 FEMA Employee Charged With Embezzling Over $149,000 (PDF, 2 pages - 125 KB) 
03/28/11 Rochester Man Pleads Guilty to FEMA Fraud (PDF, 1 page - 48 KB) 
03/24/11 Georgia Man Ordered To Repay Over $18K For Hurricane Ike Related Fraud (PDF, 1 page - 115 KB) 
03/17/11 Three Employees At Buffalo Federal Detention Facility Indicted For Steroid Trafficking (PDF, 1 page - 43 KB) 
03/17/11 Corrupt Federal Officer Pleads Guilty To Smuggling Guns And Drug Money Through The Airport (PDF, 3 pages - 86 KB) 
02/25/11 Oakville Man Charged With Disaster Fraud And Making A False Statement In Relation To 2008 Oakville Flooding (PDF, 2 pages - 178 KB) 
02/24/11 Lead Transportation Security Officer At Newark International Airport Pleads Guilty To Stealing From Travelers (PDF, 1 page - 164 KB) 
02/14/11 Supervisory Transportation Security Officer At Newark International Airport Pleads Guilty To Taking Bribes (PDF, 1 page - 165 KB) 
02/02/11 Former Federal Immigration Enforcement Officer Sentenced To Ten Years In Prison For Cocaine Trafficking Conspiracy (PDF, 2 pages - 101 KB) 
02/02/11 Department of Homeland Security Helicopter Pilot Charged With Lying To Investigators (PDF, 2 pages - 175 KB) 
01/28/11 Former Liberty County Judge And Commissioner Indicted In Hurricane Fraud Scheme (PDF, 3 pages - 44 KB) 
01/13/11 Department of Homeland Security Inspector General Announces Retirement  (PDF, 2 pages - 53 KB) 

 

 

Year 2010

 

Date  Title 
11/12/10 Company, Owner And Three Others Convicted For Conspiracy, Tax Fraud, Bankruptcy Fraud, Bribery (PDF, 2 pages - 108 KB) 
09/27/10  Germantown Man Who Impersonated A Federal Immigration Agent Pleads Guilty To Fraud Scheme (PDF, 2 pages - 52 KB)  
09/24/10  United States Attorney Laura E. Duffy announced today the filing of a complaint charging Oscar Osbaldo Ortiz-Martinez, a Customs and Border Protection Officer (CBPO) assigned to the Calexico Ports of Entry, and Victor Manuel Silva, Jr. with conspiracy to import a controlled substance, bribery and attempt to aid and abet the importation of cocaine and methamphetamine. (PDF, 2 pages - 57 KB) 
09/02/10  DHS Inspector General Announces OIG Ranked Best Place To Work (PDF, 1 page 34 KB) 
08/26/10  Former CBP Technician Sentenced In Drug/Official Corruption Case (PDF, 2 pages - 89 KB)  
08/19/10  Man Pleads Guilty in Theft of FEMA Benefits Case (PDF, 1 page - 62 KB) 
07/20/10  Homeland Security Employee Charged With Stealing Neil Armstrong Customs Document (PDF, 2 pages - 65 KB) 
06/30/10 New Orleans Man Sentenced for Mail Fraud and Theft of Federal Funds (PDF, 2 pages - 26 KB)  
06/22/10 Former ICE Agent Pleads to Importing Steriods (PDF, 1 page - 87 KB)  
06/18/10  Collinsville Man Sentenced on Weapons and Theft Convictions (PDF, 2 pages - 816 KB)  
06/17/10  Former Immigration and Customs Enforcement Contracting Officer Pleads Guilty in Manhattan Federal Court to Violating Conflict of Interest Laws by Awarding Contracts to His Own Companies (PDF, 3 pages - 169 KB)  
06/16/10  Former Federal Immigration Officer Pleads Guilty to Cocaine Trafficking Conspiracy (PDF, 2 pages - 160 KB) 
04/15/10 Former Homeland Security Agent Pleads Guilty in "Sex for Green Card" Scam (PDF, 1 page - 111 KB)  
04/01/10  Judge Sentences 2 Former Delta Ticket Agents to 5 Months in Prison (PDF, 2 pages - 77 KB) 
03/29/10  DHS Inspector General Announces Appointment of John Ryan (PDF, 1 page - 35 KB)  
03/25/10  JFK Security Officer and Baggage Handler Pleads Guilty in Failed Integrity Test (PDF, 1 page - 100 KB)  
03/05/10 Hartford Landlord Pleads Guilty to Stealing Hurricane Katrina Relief Benefits (PDF, 1 page - 31 KB)
02/24/10 Harris County Deputy Sheriff Indicted for Disclosing Confidential Information for Cash (PDF, 2 pages - 233 KB)  
02/23/10  Calexico Narcotics Tunnel Operators Pleads Guilty in Federal Court (PDF, 4 pages - 64 KB)  
02/16/10 Immigration Enforcement Officer, Two others Indicted in Cocaine Trafficking Conspiracy (PDF, 3 pages - 330 KB)  
02/11/10  Baton Rouge Man Sentenced for Katrina Fraud (PDF, 1 page - 34 KB)  
02/11/10 New Orleans Man Arrested for Health Care Fraud (PDF, 1 page - 29 KB)
01/22/10  Former Cusotmers and Border Protection Officer Sentenced to Federal Prison (PDF, 2 pages - 43 KB)  
01/20/10  Mississippi Man Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Louisiana Road Home Program (PDF, 1 page - 29 KB)  
01/19/10  Man Sentenced in Hurricane Katrina Fraud Case (PDF, 1 page  - 43 KB)  
01/01/10  Federal Grand Jury in Cleveland, Ohio, Returned Indictments Against Eight Individuals for Theft of Public Money (PDF, 2 pages - 685 KB)

 

 

Year 2009

 

Date  Title 
12/15/03 Deputy US Marshall Agrees to Plead Guilty to Federal Charges
11/14/03 Five Immigration Enforcement Agents Arrested on Alien Smuggling Charges(PDF)
11/6/03 Brian Postle, Todd Hunter and Brian Niles Indicted on Federal Conspiracy and Mail Fraud Offenses(PDF, 2 pages 104 KB)
11/13/03 Arrest of Department of Homeland Security Employee
11/6/03 The Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General Completes Assessment of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program
9/17/03 Federal Officer Indicted for Assisting Illegal Aliens(PDF)
9/8/03 Paul J. McNulty, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, announced the sentencing today of Russell Lee Ebersole, 43(PDF)
6/9/03 Jury Finds INS Officer Guilty in Serafin Olvera Carrera
4/10/03 NYC Press Release: Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau announced today the arrests of 33 people
3/18/03 INS Employee Indicted for Bribery Related to Selling Immigration Documents
3/14/03 Paul J. McNulty, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, announced today that Russell Lee Ebersole, 43 Is Charged(PDF)

 

 

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