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Today, the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Office of Inspector General (OIG) is recognizing National Whistleblower Appreciation Day—celebrated annually on July 30—by honoring whistleblowers who have helped identify fraud, waste, and abuse at DOI.

Inspector…

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Aleksey Krylov, 42, of South Orange, New Jersey, pleaded guilty today to aiding and abetting theft from programs receiving federal funds. Krylov admitted to diverting $94,197.93 in federal abandoned mine land (AML) remediation sub-grant funds to Jerry…

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DETROIT - Foresee Results, Inc. and Verint Americas, Inc. (collectively, Foresee) have agreed to pay $7,000,000 to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by falsely representing to the United States that they used the methodology of the American…

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Alexander M.M. Uballez, United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, the Department of the Interior (DOI) Office of Inspector General, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Inspector General announced today that Jeffrey Ham…

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Jerry D. Elkins 54, of Danville, West Virginia, pleaded guilty to theft from programs receiving federal funds. Elkins admitted to fraudulently obtaining $94,197.93 of federal abandoned mine land (AML) remediation sub-grant funds while employed by the…

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Alexander M.M. Uballez, United States Attorney for the District of New Mexico, Jamie DePaepe, Special Agent in Charge of the Department of the Interior (DOI) Office of Inspector General, and Andy Tsui, Special Agent in Charge of IRS Criminal…

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St. Thomas, VI – Dozens of federal Inspector General officials gathered in St. Thomas on March 22-23, 2023, for the first Virgin Islands Office of Inspector General Spring Symposium. The federal oversight and law enforcement officials spent two days collaborating and…

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BANGOR, Maine:  A Waterville man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Bangor today to possessing child sexual abuse material.

According to court records, Terrence Talbot, 56, used a government computer to search for and obtain…

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Misrepresented to the U.S. Departments of Defense and Labor the Condition of the Equipment and Provided Fraudulent Documentation Concerning His Company’s Certifications

Baltimore, Maryland – A federal jury convicted Cory Collin Fitzgerald…

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FAIRBANKS – A federal grand jury in Alaska returned an indictment charging a Fairbanks U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employee with wire fraud and embezzlement of public funds for perpetrating a years-long scheme to steal money from her employer.

According to…