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  new Notice: You may now submit your FY-end 12/31/13 audited financial statements to the Office of Inspector General by email. If you choose to use this option, please email a pdf version of your entire audit report to audits@oig.lsc.gov. The deadline for submission remains the same. Summary Report Forms are still submitted electronically through this website.

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Semiannual Report to the Congress:
April 1, 2013 - September 30, 2013. [PDF 322K]

Reports for earlier periods are at Semiannual Reports.

U.S. Department of Justice Press Releases:
new WHEELING, WV (July 9, 2013) - Janel Phillips, age 45, of Belington, West Virginia, was sentenced to 10 months imprisonment, with the first 5 months being served under home detention. Phillips was also ordered to make restitution in the amount of $85,327.74 ... More. 07/09/2013 [PDF 143K]
• WASHINGTON (April 2, 2012) – David Wagner, 49, was sentenced today in St. Louis to five months in prison for his role in the theft of nearly $160,000 in federal grant funds from a now-defunct nonprofit American Samoa legal services corporation ... More. 04/02/2012 [PDF 25K]
• WASHINGTON (March 28, 2012) - Julie Matau, 49, and her daughter, Andrea Matau, 28, each were sentenced yesterday in Oakland, Calif., for their participation in the theft of nearly $160,000 in federal grant funds from a now-defunct nonprofit American Samoa legal services corporation ... More. 03/28/2012 [PDF 33K]

Advisory to Executive Directors and Grantee Independent Public Accountants:
Audit Announcement and Bulletin 2012-01 clarifies guidance contained in the LSC OIG's Compliance Supplement regarding IPAs' access to attorney-client privileged information. [PDF 333K] 06/25/2012

Additional audit guidance is posted on the Auditors' Resource page.

Recent Reports Issued: :
newReport on Selected Internal Controls: Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky [PDF 2.8MB] 3/26/2014
newReport on Selected Internal Controls: Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation [PDF 3MB] 3/24/2014
Fiscal Year 2013 Audit of the Corporation [PDF 7.28MB] 1/8/2014
• Report on Selected Internal Controls: Indiana Legal Services (ILS) [PDF 4.82MB] 9/30/2013
• Report on Selected Internal Controls: Central Virginia Legal Aid Society (CVLAS) [PDF 4.69MB] 9/30/2013
• Report on Selected Internal Controls: Georgia Legal Services Program (GLSP) [PDF 3,894KB] 7/15/2013
• Report on Selected Internal Controls: Legal Services of the Virgin Islands Inc. (LSVI) [PDF 3MB] 5/13/2013
• Examination of Expenditures Incurred for the Performance of Technology Improvement Grants: Idaho Legal Aid Services (ILAs) [PDF 6MB] 4/1/2013
• Report on Selected Internal Controls: Community Legal Services (CLS) [PDF 4.7MB] 3/25/2013
• Report on Selected Internal Controls: Lone Star Legal Aid, Inc.(LSLA) [PDF 9,498K] 1/17/2013
Fiscal Year 2012 Audit of the Corporation [PDF 837K] 01/04/2013
• Report on Selected Internal Controls: Legal Aid and Defender Association, Inc.(LADA) [PDF 6,536K] 12/21/2012
• Report on Selected Internal Controls: Inland Counties Legal Services, Inc.(CA) [Revised with Errata 11/15/2012][PDF 6,565K] 8/06/2012
• Examination of Expenditures Incurred for the Performance of Technology Improvement Grants: Legal Services of Southern Missouri [PDF 1,713KB] 07/20/2012
• Report on Selected Internal Controls: South Jersey Legal Services, Inc. [PDF 487K] 8/03/2012
• Examination of Expenditures Incurred for the Performance of Technology Improvement Grants: Southeast Louisiana Legal Services. [PDF 1,511KB] 07/10/2012
• Report on Selected Internal Controls: Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc. [PDF 1,358K] 6/12/2012
• Report on Selected Internal Controls: North Mississippi Rural Legal Services [PDF 4.8MB] 3/30/2012
• Examination of Expenditures Incurred for the Performance of Technology Improvement Grants: Center for Arkansas Legal Services. [PDF 461KB] 02/27/2012
Additional reports are posted at http://www.oig.lsc.gov/rpts/audit.htm

Fraud Alerts:
Advisory Bulletin on Controlling Employee Benefit Costs. [PDF 609K] 11/2012
Preventing Information Security Breaches. 03/27/2012 [PDF 72K]
Advisory Bulletin on Recent Developments Regarding Fraudulent Activity Involving Checking Accounts at LSC-Funded Programs [PDF 1,082K] 01/2012. Attachment: Check Fraud [PDF 2,556K]
Timekeeping and Travel Fraud Presentation. [PDF 480K] 12/2011
  Podcast of the presentation.[MP3 22.7MB](Audio only).
Additional fraud alerts are posted at http://www.oig.lsc.gov/fraud/fraud.htm

About OIG:
newOIG 2014 Work Plan [PDF 1 MB] 1/22/2014

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Office of Inspector General
Legal Services Corporation
3333 K St NW
Washington DC 20007-3558

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Fax: +1 202 337 6616

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