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U.S. Department of Education Semiannual Report to Congress, No. 72, October 1, 2015–March 31, 2016

Report Description: 
During this period, we completed 48 investigations involving fraud or corruption related to the Department’s programs and operations, securing more than $185.7 million in settlements, fines, 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 17 audit and other reports that contained recommendations to improve program operations.
Short / Alternative Report Title: 
Education OIG SAR 72 (10-1-15 through 3-31-16)
Date Issued: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
SARC Start Date: 
Thursday, October 1, 2015
SARC End Date: 
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Agency Reviewed / Investigated: 
Location: 
Agency-Wide
Type of Report (Audit, Inspection / Evaluation, Review, etc.): 
Semiannual Report
Questioned Costs: 
$506,226
Number of Recommendations: 
101

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