To report suspected fraud, waste or abuse:
For normal business and personal calls please use the direct numbers listed in the OIG Staff Directory.
To find legal assistance: Link to map of LSC-funded programs or call (202) 295-1500.
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OIG HOTLINE: FREQUENTLY-ASKED QUESTIONS
- Q. What does the Office of Inspector General (OIG) investigate?
A. The OIG investigates allegations of fraud, waste, or abuse.
- Q. How does someone report concerns to the OIG about fraud, waste or abuse?
A. The OIG has a toll-free Hotline, 1-800-678-8868, email@example.com,
that can be contacted 24-hours a day. Anonymous submissions may also be made using the OIG LSC Hotline Form.
- Q. Can my identity be kept confidential?
A. Yes. Upon request, your identity will be kept confidential.
- Q. Am I protected from retaliation if I report to the OIG?
A. Yes. Reprisal for good faith cooperating with the OIG is prohibited.
- Q. What happens during an OIG Investigation?
A. OIG investigators review relevant documents and interview complainants, witnesses, experts, and subjects. They may take sworn statements and use
administrative subpoenas to obtain documentary evidence. At the end of an investigation, the OIG investigator reports its findings to OIG management and,
as appropriate, to prosecuting officials at the U.S. Department of Justice.
- Q. What are some examples of OIG investigations?
A. Here are links to press releases regarding recent OIG investigations that resulted in criminal prosecutions:
- WASHINGTON – 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 [PDF 25K]
- WASHINGTON - 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 [PDF 33K]
- BALTIMORE - U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Benjamin Louis King, a/k/a “Bennie King,” age 58, of Gwynn Oak,
Maryland today to 30 months in prison followed by three years of
supervised release for stealing over $1 million from the
Maryland Legal Aid Bureau. ... More [PDF 51K]
- PITTSBURGH - A resident of Claysville, Penn., has been sentenced in federal court to 22 months in prison on her conviction of theft
from a program receiving federal funds, United States Attorney David J. Hicton announced today. ...
More [PDF 113K]
- SAN ANTONIO - Former Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid Paralegal Sentenced to Federal Prison for Fraud Scheme
Involving Veteran Disability Claims. ...
More. [PDF 128K]
- Q. How can I learn more about the OIG?
A. More information about the OIG can be found on this website at www.oig.lsc.gov.