2,527 DHS Employees And Co-Conspirators Convicted Of Crimes Since 2004
” Well over two thousand Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employees and co-conspirators have been convicted of corruption and other criminal misconduct since 2004 according to a federal auditor.
The acting inspector general (IG) at DHS, Charles Edwards, made this revelation in his written testimony for an August 1 hearing held before the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Organization, Efficiency, and Financial Management.
Edwards adds that as of July 15, the DHS Office of the Inspector General is currently dealing with 1,591 open criminal cases involving DHS employees and accomplices. Some cases date back to fiscal year 2004 although the majority of the open investigations were initiated in the last three fiscal years.”