Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction Quarterly Report to the United States Congress
SPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR AFGHANISTAN RECONSTRUCTION ARLINGTON VA
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This report provides a summary of SIGAR s oversight work and an update on developments in the three major sectors of Afghanistan s reconstruction effort from July 1 to September 30, 2014. It also includes a discussion of U.S. counternarcotics efforts in Afghanistan. During this reporting period, SIGAR published 31 audits, inspections, alert letters, and other products assessing the U.S. efforts to build the Afghan security forces, improve governance, and facilitate economic and social development. These reports identified a number of problems, including a lack of accountability, failures of planning, construction deficiencies, and other threats to health and safety. The monetary results from SIGAR s ongoing investigations totaled over 1 million from criminal fines, restitutions, forfeitures, contract monies protected, and civil settlement agreements. SIGAR investigations also resulted in 14 arrests, three indictments, four criminal informations, two plea agreements, and one sentencing in the United States. In Afghanistan, 24 individuals were barred from access to military installations, and nine employees were terminated. SIGAR s suspension and debarment program referred 44 individuals and 13 companies for suspension or debarment based on allegations that they engaged in fraud and nonperformance in contracts valued at over 398 million.
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