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NCJ Number: 72637 Find in a Library
Title: Reporting of Possible LEAA Fund Misuse, Criminal Activity, Conflict of Interest, or Other Serious Irregularities
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice
Law Enforcement Assistance Admin
Office of Audit and Investigation
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 13
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Justice
Publication Number: G 7140-2A
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This guideline provides standard policies and procedures for reporting, when notified or otherwise made aware of, possible LEAA fund misuse, criminal activity, conflicts of interest, or other serious irregularities and sensitive issues.
Abstract: The guideline discusses the scope of the procedures; the authority and responsibility of the assistant administrator, office of audit and investigation, and of the office of general counsel; definitions of key terms such as audit, inquiry, and originating sources; the contact point for the reporting of allegations; and reporting violations. Criteria for reporting and advantages of the reporting system are outlined. Procedures for action by the originating source are also outlined, including immediately recording the allegation, contacting the office of audit and investigation, and making an inquiry. Information that should be contained in the reports is listed, and the handling of known or suspected violations is discussed. Policies concerning the assistance to be rendered by individuals during investigations or audits, actions that might prejudice the Government's interest, and procedural action are described. Detailed procedures for action encompass the receipt of an allegation or complaint, the issuance of 'Significant Issue Bulletin' once jurisdiction is established, and procedures upon completion of the preliminary inquiry. Appendixes include a chart of procedures for action or reported serious irregularities and a sample of a 'Significant Issue Bulletin.'
Index Term(s): Investigative auditing procedures; Law Enforcement Assistance Administration (LEAA); Program abuse; White collar crime
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