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Final No. 19-0003-C Public Access TV

The Office of the Inspector General was provided with information regarding allegations with City of Albuquerque and possible fraud as it relates to the public access TV contract. The allegations involved the eligibility of the contractor to obtain the initial contract, property obtained and purchased with City funds as well as property being retained by the contractor, and the office/location used by the contractor.

Final No. 19-0001-R Emprende Latino Review

The Office of Inspector General received a request to conduct a performance review of a contract the Economic Development Department had established with EmprendeLatino, LLC to support entrepreneurs in the Hispanic community. The organization had undergone a significant change in staffing and the requestor wanted to ensure that there were no performance problems as a result.

Final No. 20-0001-I Improper Personnel Action/Abuse of Position

The OIG conducted and completed investigation 19-0002-I “Beehive” which was approved on May 27, 2020. During the course of that investigation several other red flags were found along with similar complaints being brought to our attention. All had a common denominator, the Former Animal Welfare Department Director (AWD), D1. The decision was made to open a separate investigation to look into those issues.

21-0036-C Informative Case Synopsis

City of Albuquerque staff from Senior Affairs and Solid Waste Departments arrive at the Senior Center every morning during business hours to eat breakfast.

21-0061-C Informative Case Synopsis

Alleged improper approval of installation of solar panels creating a hazard and alleged City employee wasting water during 2019 and 2020, in violation of the City's Water Conservancy Program.

22-0002-C Allegation of time card fraud in Aviation Finance and Warehouse

On January 7, 2022, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) received an email complaint stating 'Time card fraud should be addressed at Aviation Department with Finance including Warehouse employees before it gets to media.' The OIG determined that the allegation contained potential fraud, waste, or abuse and that it was appropriate for the OIG to conduct a fact-finding investigation. The purpose of the investigation was to address the alleged time card fraud in the City of Albuquerque's (City) Aviation Finance and Warehouse Divisions.