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U.S. Department of Education Semiannual Report to Congress, No. 70, October 1, 2014–March 31, 2015

Report Description: 
During this period, we completed 35 investigations involving fraud or corruption related to the Department’s programs and operations, securing more than $54 million in settlements, fines, restitutions, recoveries, forfeitures, and savings. In addition, as a result of our investigative work, criminal actions were taken against a number of people, including school officials and service providers who cheated the students they were in positions to serve. We also issued 11 audit-related reports that contained recommendations to improve program operations, plus one report that highlighted good controls relating to the Pell grant eligibility limit.
Short / Alternative Report Title: 
Education OIG SAR 70 (10-1-14 through 3-31-15)
Date Issued: 
Friday, May 29, 2015
SARC Start Date: 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
SARC End Date: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Agency Reviewed / Investigated: 
Type of Report (Audit, Inspection / Evaluation, Review, etc.): 
Semiannual Report
Questioned Costs: 
Funds for Better Use: 
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