Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Fighting Fraud & Corruption

The current investigation into the disappearance of Kirk von Ackermann and the death of Ryan Manelick is being handled by the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command's Major Procurement Fraud Unit. See previous post for more details.

To combat fraud, the Coalition Provisional Authority lists a Fraud Hotline as well as provides an on-line complaint form at their website.

The Hotline is your means to report significant instances of fraud, waste, abuse of authority, and gross mismanagement. It is government policy to combat fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement in programs and operations funded by the Iraq relief and Reconstruction Fund. The Hotline strives to ensure that allegations are properly evaluated and examined, and that appropriate remedial, corrective, and judicial actions are taken.

Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction
SIGIR Fraud, Waste and Abuse
400 Army Navy Drive
Arlington, VA 22202-4704
(866) 301-2003
(703) 602-4063
(703) 602-5993 fax
In addition to the efforts to combat fraud by the CPA, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) has established a Tip Line and on-line complaint form to help alert Congress to contract fraud in Iraq.
This tip line has been established to assist the Special Investigations Division in investigating potential fraud, waste, and abuse in the awarding and execution of contracts to rebuild and rehabilitate Iraq, including actions by U.S. government agencies, prime contractors, and subcontractors. The confidentiality of any person providing information will be strictly preserved.

Rep. Henry A. Waxman
Special Investigations Division - Iraq Contracting
Committee on Government Reform Minority Staff
Rayburn House Office Building
Washington DC 20015
(202) 225-5051
Note: click 'Iraq Contracting' on the right hand side bar for the on-line form.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has a general tip line thru their website.
While the FBI continues to encourage the public to submit information regarding the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, this form may also be used to report any suspected criminal activity to the FBI.

Federal Bureau of Investigation
J. Edgar Hoover Building
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20535-0001
(202) 324-3000
Tip line:

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