External OIG News




Ex-BP engineer convicted of deleting text messages to obstruct oil spill probe

FRI, DECEMBER 20, 2013, 09:59 AM EST

A former BP drilling engineer was convicted of deleting text messages from his cellphone to obstruct a federal investigation. Read More >


Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company Sentenced to $6.4 Million Criminal Penalty for False Writings Related to Well Control Testing

TUE, NOVEMBER 19, 2013, 11:29 AM EST

Helmerich & Payne pleaded guilty to one count of violating Title 18, USC, Section 1018 which charged the drilling company with knowingly making and delivering false writings in connection with the company's drilling activities in Gulf of Mexico. Read More >


Federal and State charges filed in joint investigation involving Mississippi Department of Marine Resources

TUE, NOVEMBER 12, 2013, 01:44 PM EST

Federal and state grand juries returned indictments this week following a joint investigation into the activities of the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources and a $3 million grant issued to the City of D’Iberville. Read More >


Dale Drew Old Horn, Allen Joseph Old Horn, And Shawn Talking Eagle Danforth Found Guilty In U.S. Federal Court

WED, AUGUST 21, 2013, 11:46 AM EST

Three found guilty in U.S. Federal court of conspiracy to defraud the Crow Tribe. Read More >


Former Fresno Resident Charged For Fraudulent Bonding Scheme Involving Government Contracts

WED, AUGUST 14, 2013, 02:02 PM EST

Abel Martin Carreon, 55, formerly of Fresno, made his first appearance in United States District Court in Fresno for a scheme to defraud the government that resulted in a loss of more than $1 million Read More >


Report: Fish and Wildlife Service ignored whistle-blower complaints

THU, AUGUST 1, 2013, 10:31 AM EST

The Washington Post published an article about whistle-blower retaliation within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Read More >


Bill seeks to speed the filling of inspectors general vacancies

SUN, JULY 28, 2013, 01:59 PM EST

The Washington Post published an article about legislation that would transfer appointment authority of an IG to the House speaker and the Senate president pro tempore whenever the president does not nominate someone within 2010 days of an opening. Read More >


Undervalued Coal Leases Seen as Costing Taxpayers

WED, JUNE 12, 2013, 08:38 AM EST

New York Times article details the tens of millions of coal mining lease payments the Interior Department is failing to collect according to the Office of Inspector General report. Read More >


Former UCLA Physics Professor Agrees to Plead Guilty in Federal Contract Fraud Case and Pay Nearly $1.7 Million in Damages

THU, MAY 9, 2013, 03:16 PM EST

A former UCLA physics professor has agreed to plead guilty to federal fraud charges and pay nearly $1.7 million in penalties for submitting fraudulent invoices related to nanotechnology research he was performing for federal government entities. Read More >



Last Updated: 05/10/2013