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Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction

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This quarter, SIGIRs investigators continued to pursue more than 100 open cases, following leads in the United States, Iraq, and elsewhere throughout the world. Notable investigative achievements included - the indictment and arrest of a former DoS employee charged in a 147,000 wire-fraud scheme - the 22-count indictment of a U.S.Marine Corps major for alleged illegal acts conducted during his tenure as a Commanders Emergency Response ProgramCERP purchasing officer in Iraq - the filing of a criminal information charging a former employee of a U.S. construction company with conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government - the conviction of a U.S.Marine Corps master sergeant for bribery and graft involving awarding and managing reconstruction contracts - the sentencing of a U.S. Army captain to 30 months in prison for theft of CERP funds SIGIRs Audits Directorate produced five reports this quarter, three of which took a step back from looking at a particular program or project, considering instead larger questions concerning management oversight of reconstruction efforts. The reports reviewed - DoD management of the Development Fund for Iraq DFI. SIGIR examined DoDs financial and management controls for the use of DFI funds, finding that weaknesses in DoDs internal controls leave it unable to account for 8.7 billion of the 9.1 billion it received for reconstruction activities. - Records-management policies used by DoD, DoS, and USAID to preserve Iraq reconstruction data. This audit concluded that while the three agencies have records-management policies, they have not been fully implemented for preserving Iraq reconstruction records. SIGIR is particularly concerned about the lack of progress in preserving information concerning programs and projects funded by the Iraq Security Forces Fund and the CERP. - DoS and U.S. Agency for International Development USAID use of Economic Support Fund ESF monies in Iraq.

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  • Administration and Management
  • Information Science
  • Economics and Cost Analysis

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