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Welcome to the Inspector General's Office.

Reporting fraud, waste and abuse is the right thing to do!

We strive to promote a culture of integrity, accountability, and transparency throughout the City of Albuquerque in order to safeguard and preserve the public trust.

The Office of Inspector General will accomplish this mission by preventing, detecting, deterring and investigating fraud, waste and abuse, and promoting the efficiency and effectiveness in the programs and operations of the City of Albuquerque

What to Know

Learn more about fraud.

What is a Fraud?

Any knowing deception designed to unlawfully deprive a governmental agency of something of value or to secure a benefit, privilege, allowance, or consideration to which an individual is not entitled. Such practice include, but are not limited to offer, payment, or acceptance of bribes or gratuities; making false statements; submitting false claims; falsifying records; arranging for secret profits, kickbacks, or commissions; and conspiring to use any of these devices. The term also includes conflict of interest cases and criminal activity.

What is Waste?

The extravagant, careless, or needless expenditure of Government funds, or the consumption of government property that results from deficient practices, systems, controls, or decisions.

What is Abuse?

The intentional or improper use of Governmental resources, such as; misuse of position and authority, or the misuse of tools, vehicles, or office equipment.

Latest Reports

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12-08-11 CASE# 12-205 PRD Brass Theft

On October 27, 2011, Robert Caswell Investigations (RCI) was assigned by the Albuquerque City Parks and Recreation Director, Barbara Baca, to conduct an investigation regarding an allegation involving PRD1, Park Maintenance Worker III, Park Management Division.

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11-21-11 CASE# 12-206 Purchasing RFP

On November 3, 2011, DFAS Employee #1 was interviewed regarding an alleged release of RFP confidential information.

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09-28-11 CASE# 12-201 - Kathleen White Incident Investigative Report

On August 1, 2011, the City Council for the City of Albuquerque unanimously voted on OC-11-27 to formally request an impartial and thorough investigation into the events related to the single car accident of July 6, 2011 involving Kathleen White, wife of former Director of Public Safety DPS.

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08-18-11 CASE# 11-208 - PNM, Family and Community Services Department

The Office of Inspector General (“IG”) conducted an investigation concerning Family and Community Services Department (“FCSD”) employees‟ alleged misconduct by falsifying documentation to receive financial help through the Public Service Company of New Mexico‟s (PNM) Good Neighbor Fund (“GNF”).

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04-27-11 - 10-208 - Fire Shift Trades, Albuquerque Fire Department

The Office of Internal Audit (OIA) conducted an investigation concerning shift trades by Albuquerque Fire Department (AFD) employees.

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