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The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is an independent unit established by law which is responsible for promoting economy, efficiency, and effectiveness and detecting and preventing fraud, waste, and mismanagement in the General Services Administration's (GSA) programs and operations. Our mission is to help the GSA to effectively carry out its responsibilities and to protect the public interest by bringing about positive changes in the performance, accountability, and integrity of GSA programs and operations.

We meet our mission through:

  • Independent audits and reviews of contracts, data and financial systems, information technology, and programs.
  • Criminal and civil investigations.
  • Reviews of proposed legislation and regulations.
  • Consultation with GSA, congressional, and law enforcement officials.

Recent News

BOSTON – A previously convicted Chelmsford man has been ordered to forfeit more than $6.7 million in connection with his June 2016 conviction for recruiting veterans as figurehead owners of a construction company in order to receive specialized government contracts.

Michelle Cho, an officer of Far East Construction Corporation and other construction companies, pleaded guilty today to a federal charge of conspiring to commit wire fraud.  Cho also agreed to pay forfeiture in the amount of $169,166 and pay a criminal fine in the amount of $35,000.

COEUR D’ALENE – Matt Eugene Ruck, 49, of Moscow, Idaho, was sentenced yesterday in United States District Court to 60 months in prison followed by 3 years supervised release for wire fraud and theft of government money, unlawful possession of firearms and making a false statement, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.  Senior U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge also ordered Ruck to pay $206,081.35 in restitution.  In Ruck’s first case, a jury found him guilty of wire fraud and theft of government money in March of this year.  In his second and third cases, Ruck pleaded guilty on August 23, 2016, to unlawful possession of firearms and making a false statement.

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