Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction. Quarterly and Semiannual Report to the United States Congress
Quarterly rept. no. 14
SPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR IRAQ RECONSTRUCTION ARLINGTON VA
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During the past quarter, SIGIR produced 8 new audit products, 5 on-the-ground project assessments, and made progress on 57 ongoing investigations into allegations of fraud, waste, and abuse. Two more criminals caught in major bribery conspiracies uncovered by SIGIR were sentenced to prison. And several arrests were made in a significant new bribery case arising from the successful work of a law enforcement task force of which SIGIR is a part. The 8 new audits bring to 94 the total number of audits produced over the past three years, and the 5 new inspections bring the total number of inspections to 95. Of SIGIRs 57 ongoing investigations, 28 are being prosecuted by the Department of Justice. To date, SIGIRs investigative work has produced 13 arrests, 5 convictions, 5 imprisonments, a 25-count indictment of 5 persons, and nearly 16 million in court-ordered restitution and seizures. A table listing all convictions for fraud related to reconstruction work in Iraq is contained in Section 1 of this Report. Since our last Quarterly Report was released in April, the SIGIR has testified before three congressional hearings.
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