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2016 Investigations

Investigations from 2016.

04-27-2016 Case # 16-202 Department of Family & Community Services

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) received an anonymous complaint against the Department of Family and Community Services (DFCS) and several employees. The complainant stated concerns of “misuse of position and authority; the abuse of authority; personal gain; and using federal grant dollars other than what their intended use is for.” The OIG investigated the complaints brought forward by the anonymous tipster. The conclusion of our investigation is that no evidence was found regarding any wrongdoing committed by the DFCS employee or DFCS staff.

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12-09-2015 Case # 16-201 Planning Department

Information was brought to our attention by the Chief Building Official for the Building and Safety Division of the Planning Department regarding allegations of impropriety by a former City Residential Building Inspector with the department. Information surfaced that the former inspector issued several inspection approval tags for a local restaurant job in which he had also performed most of the (unlicensed) plumbing work.

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09-29-2015 Case # 15-203 Advisory Concerning the City's Transit Department

A recent City of Albuquerque, Office of Inspector General (OIG) investigation established that a City vendor hired to provide cash management and armored car services, which includes pick-up and deposit of the fares collected via City buses may have potentially defrauded the City for a significant loss of monies intended for deposit for the City of Albuquerque’s Transit Department.

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09-04-2015 Case # 15-201 Animal Welfare

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an investigation into the Animal Welfare Department (AWD) and allegations that AWD is allowing behaviorally unsafe and potentially dangerous dogs to be adopted out and transferred out into the community. This investigation sought to determine: Whether or not AWD allowed behaviorally unsafe and dangerous dogs to be released back into the community. Whether the Director of AWD withheld information from the OIG concerning AWD’s handling of behaviorally unsafe and dangerous dogs.

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