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Title: FEDERAL AGENCIES CAN, AND SHOULD DO MORE TO COMBAT FRAUD IN GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS - REPORT TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: US Comptroller General
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 121
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Comptroller General
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US Government Accountability Office
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Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE PASSIVE EFFORTS TAKEN BY VARIOUS FEDERAL AGENCIES TO DETECT FRAUD IN THEIR PROGRAMS ARE DISCUSSED. IT IS CONCLUDED THAT THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT MUST TAKE A MORE ACTIVE ROLE. RECOMMENDATIONS ARE MADE.
Abstract: A REVIEW OF FEDERAL ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS FINDS THAT THEY AMOUNT TO ABOUT $250 BILLION ANNUALLY AND ARE VULNERABLE TARGETS OF FRAUD AND RELATED WHITE-COLLAR CRIMES. THEY ARE EXPLOITED THOUGH FALSE CLAIMS FOR BENEFITS AND SERVICES, FALSE STATEMENTS FOR GOODS, BRIBERY OR CORRUPTION OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES AND OFFICIALS, FALSE PAYMENTS, AND VARIOUS TYPES OF COLLUSION INVOLVING CONTRACTORS. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE TAKE A MORE ACTIVE ROLE IN HELPING AGENCIES IDENTIFY AND PROSECUTE FRAUD. A SERIES OF ACCOUNTING AND CONTROL RECOMMENDATIONS ARE SUGGESTED. INDIVIDUAL AGENCIES ARE URGED TO MAKE FRAUD DETECTION AND INVESTIGATION A PRIORITY ITEM. PROMPT FOLLOWUP SHOULD BE ASSURED WHEN EMPLOYEES REPORT FRAUD. AN OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL IS RECOMMENDED FOR ALL FEDERAL PROGRAMS. APPENDIXES PRESENT REPLIES AND PLANS FOR COMBATING FRAUD SUBMITTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT, TRANSPORTATION, AGRICULTURE, AND JUSTICE AND FROM THE GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION, THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION, AND THE SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION.
Index Term(s): Abuse of authority; Federal programs; Fraud; Management; Reform; US Department of Agriculture; US Department of Housing and Urban Development; US Department of Justice; US Department of Labor; US Department of Transportation; Veterans Administration (VA); White collar crime
Note: REPORT TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES BY THE COMPTROLLER GENERAL
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