(MIAMI) – The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released its 2011 Annual Report summarizing several important investigations and audits conducted in Fiscal Year 2010-2011. The report notes that since 1998, the OIG has identified over $143.6 million dollars in questionable costs, losses, damages, and lost revenues. In this past fiscal year alone, the OIG identified almost $2.6 million dollars in questionable costs, losses, and lost revenues and achieved over $44 million dollars in future savings, prevented losses, and restitution. The report also notes that since its inception, investigations have resulted in the arrests of 212 individuals and the indictment of twelve companies.
The OIG was established by the Board of County Commissioners as an independent, autonomous agency empowered to investigate fraud, abuse, waste, and mismanagement in County affairs. The OIG has oversight over all County departments, agencies, and boards, including all County officials and employees, and vendors doing business with the County. In 2008, the OIG also assumed the role of Inspector General for the Miami-Dade Public School District, the fourth largest in the country. The OIG is designated a “criminal justice agency” by the FBI and is accredited by the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation.
To report abuse, fraud or corruption, call the Inspector General’s hotline at (305) 579-2593, or visit the OIG’s website at www.miamidadeig.org. The OIG will protect the identity of callers to the full extent of the law. Our website offers additional information about the OIG. The 2011 Annual Report is also published on our website.