The LSC OIG receives a CIGIE Award for the LSC OIG Fraud Prevention Program
On October 22, 2015, the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) recognized the LSC OIG for our LSC OIG Fraud Prevention Program. Please read the announcement from Inspector General Jeffrey E. Schanz.
Client Trust Accounts(Fraud Alert)
Single Audit Information Service
LSC OIG Alert Calls for Effective Conflict of Interest Policies
Conflict of Interest Policy(Fraud Alert)
Former Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project Executive Director Sentenced for Converting Federal Funds
JACKSON, MISS (January 20, 2015) - Shirley Mae Williams, 47, of Jackson, Missippi, former Executive Director of the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project (MVLP), in Jackson, MS, was sentenced to 5 months incarceration to be followed by 5 months of home confinement and ordered to pay a $1,500.00 fine. The sentence imposed is in conjunction with the $54,424 in restitution made by Williams on November 13, 2014.
Former Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project Executive Director Pleads Guilty to Converting Federal Funds
JACKSON, MS (November 13, 2014) - Shirley Mae Williams, 47, former Executive Director of the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project (MVLP), in Jackson, MS, entered a plea of guilty for the theft of federal funds. Williams will be sentenced on January 21, 2015 and faces a maximum penalty of 1 year in prison and a $100,000.00 fine.
Former Ombudsman for Legal Aid of West Virginia Sentenced for Federal Program Fraud
WHEELING, WV (July 2, 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.
Former Acting Executive Director of American Samoa Non-Profit Legal Aid Corporation Sentenced for Role in Theft of Federal Grant Funds
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.
Former Grant Administrator and Legal Assistant of American Samoa Non-profit Legal Aid Corporation Sentenced for Stealing Nearly $160,000 in Federal Grant Funds
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.