As mandated by Section 20.055 Florida Statute, Offices of Inspector General (OIG) are tasked to “promote accountability, integrity, and efficiency in government.” The statute goes on to say that the mission of the Investigations Section is to “initiate, conduct, supervise, … Continue reading The Investigative Process
Soon there may be a way of catching texting drivers using a high-tech technology known as ‘textalyzer’. This technology will allow an officer to quickly analyze if a cellphone was being used before a vehicular crash. New York’s governor, Andrew … Continue reading Reasonable Expectation of Privacy
Former Illinois Transit Executive Director Sentenced for Defrauding Illinois Transportation Program On December 15, 2017, Kami Miller, former executive director of East Central Illinois Mass Transit District (ECIMTD), Paris, Illinois, was sentenced in U.S. District Court, Urbana, Illinois, to 36 … Continue reading US DOT News
RICK SCOTT GOVERNOR WHEREAS, fraud is an increasingly expensive burden on victims and our state; and WHEREAS, the cost of fraud diverts resources away from legitimate businesses, state services, law enforcement, the justice system, and local emergency services; and WHEREAS, … Continue reading Fraud Awareness Week in Florida
Duke University has recently come under fire after a whistleblower contended that Duke and some of its professors used phony data to fraudulently obtain federal research grants. The claim also alleges they ignored warning signs about the work of Erin … Continue reading A Truth About Fraud – Someone Usually Knows
This past fiscal year has been a busy one for the Office of Inspector General Investigations Section. We received 235 complaints and have been actively engaged in several significant fraud investigations with law enforcement partners. Often these fraud investigations are … Continue reading Fraud Detection is Everyone’s Business
Suspects and witnesses often reveal more than they intend through their choices of words. Here are ways to detect possible deception in written and oral statements. The manager of a fast food restaurant calls the police late at night to … Continue reading The 10 Tell-Tale Signs of Deception
Explore how pressure, opportunity and rationalization — called the Fraud Triangle — can come together to influence an individual to commit fraud. To view more videos like this, click HERE. Continue reading Why Do People Commit Fraud?
Dive into what similarities fraudsters have, such as age, gender, tenure at a company and more. To view more videos like this, click HERE. Continue reading What Does a Fraudster Look Like?
Tampa, Florida – Acting United States Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow announces the return of an indictment charging Tracy Dean Tronco (51, Lakeland) and Alejo Tronco-Diaz (50, Lakeland) with one count of conspiracy to commit federal program theft, one count of … Continue reading Former FDOT Employee & Her Husband Charged with Theft of More than $370,000 in Federal Grant Funds
Pennsylvania Engineering Firm Agrees to Pay $1.3 Million in Corruption Fraud Scheme On January 14, 2015, Construction Methods and Coordination, Inc., dba CMC Engineering (CMC) entered into an administrative agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PENNDOT) whereby PENNDOT and … Continue reading US DOT News
Civil Judgment Imposed Against Former Pittsburgh Bridge Contractor On September 30, 2014, a $50,000 civil judgment was imposed on Matthew Williams, the former owner of Clear Span Construction Products, LLC (Clear Span) by the U.S. District Court, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A … Continue reading US DOT News