January 17, 1998 |
Valerie Lau, the Treasury Department's besieged chief watchdog, accused by congressional investigators of violating federal contracting law, said she would resign in March. Inspector General Lau, who also was under fire from Republicans in Congress for her office's investigation of two Secret Service agents, said she would leave after her office issues its audit of the department's financial statements. She has held the position since December 1994.
January 3, 1995 |
As a special agent with the U.S. government, Terri Price has been trained to operate high-tech surveillance equipment, to sweep crime scenes for the most delicate clues, and to fire a 9-millimeter Beretta handgun with deadly accuracy. But Price's investigations only occasionally require surveillance, rarely involve crime scenes and never end in shootouts.
August 6, 1993 |
A little-noticed provision inserted into this year's State Department authorization bill by conservative Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.) would force out of office the inspector general who conducted the initial investigation into the improper search of President Clinton's passport files last year. The move has infuriated some Democrats, who suspect a partisan political motive in the effort to remove State Department Inspector General Sherman Funk from the post he has held since 1987.
April 21, 1993 |
In a rebuttal to the Pentagon inspector general, a massive Air Force report disputes allegations that five of its senior officials improperly bailed out McDonnell Douglas in 1990 and charges that the inspector general violated the rights of the accused individuals. The Air Force findings are scheduled to be sent to Defense Secretary Les Aspin today, sources familiar with the report told The Times on Tuesday.
September 9, 1990 |
Senate investigators have found that federal inspectors general, who are supposed to uncover and root out improprieties inside their agencies, too often cover up governmental wrongdoing and try to intimidate those who want to expose it. In a report obtained by The Times, to be made public this week, investigators for a Senate governmental affairs subcommittee cite "a disturbing pattern of misconduct" by inspectors general in a broad array of federal agencies.
November 18, 1989 |
The House gave easy approval Friday to legislation that would create an independent inspector general to monitor the CIA, answerable to Congress as well as the agency director. The provision, in a compromise bill authorizing the government's intelligence activities for the coming year, was passed on a voice vote and was sent to the Senate.