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Commission Approves Law Enforcement Recommendations

The Pennsylvania State Law Enforcement Citizen Advisory Commission (Commission) today approved recommendations related to police-involved shootings, other uses of force and bias-based policing.

Law Enforcement Commission Announces Review Committees

The Pennsylvania State Law Enforcement Citizen Advisory Commission (LECAC) has formed several committees, with the goal of improving policing practices within commonwealth law enforcement agencies. LECAC will also hold a meeting at 2 p.m. May 20 to discuss the new committees, adopt bylaws, and approve other administrative matters.

State Inspector General Charges Dentist with Benefits Fraud

Perry County Dentist hid at least $600,000.00 in income.

State Inspector General Files Felony Charges in Trafficking Case

 Harrisburg store employees caught in nearly $25,000 SNAP scheme  

State Inspector General Files Felony Charges in Fraud Case

Butler County woman fraudulently obtained almost $200,000.00 in benefits while running a million-dollar business   

State Inspector General Files Felony Charges in Food Stamp Trafficking Case

Grocery store employee used electronic benefit cards to stock his shelves and collect cash reimbursement  

State Inspector General Files Felony Charges Against Police Officer for Welfare Fraud

Defendant Failed to Disclose Employment as Police Officer

Governor and General Assembly Statutorily Establish the Office of Inspector General

State Inspector General Bruce Beemer announced that Act 29-2017, which was signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf on July 20, 2017, goes into effect today creating the statutory Office of State Inspector General (OIG).  Act 29 codified Senate Bill 527, proposed by Senator Ryan Aument, which was passed with significant bi-partisan support in the General Assembly.

OIG Charges Williamsport Woman with SNAP Trafficking for Selling her Food Stamp Benefits on Facebook. She Exchanged Benefits for Heroin.

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) has charged Tanya E. Keenan-Mack, 37, of Williamsport, with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) trafficking and access device fraud for selling her SNAP benefits on Facebook.

Office of Inspector General Investigation Leads to Food Stamp Trafficking Charges Against 10 in Harrisburg

Four Harrisburg store owners, an employee and five recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, formerly known as food stamps, were charged Friday with welfare fraud after an investigation by the Pennsylvania Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the Harrisburg Bureau of Police.

Office of Inspector General Releases Report on State Police Academy; Makes Recommendations to Prevent Future Cheating & Improve Instruction

Harrisburg, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Office of Inspector General (OIG) released today a report that found evidence of cadet cheating, problems with training and testing, and misconduct by instructors at the Pennsylvania State Police Academy (PSP).  On March 16, 2016, the PSP requested that the OIG conduct an investigation into allegations of cheating in the 144th Cadet Class, inadequacy and ineffectiveness in academy training and testing, and instructor misconduct.

Acting Inspector General Tyrone Powell Remembers Donald L. Patterson, Pa.'s Longest-Serving Inspector General

Acting Inspector General Tyrone Powell notes with sadness the passing last week of Donald L. Patterson, who was Pennsylvania’s Inspector General from 2003 to 2010.

OIG Announces September Welfare Fraud Adjudications

15 Cases Will Bring the Commonwealth $88,734.58 in Restitution

Inspector General Bruce Beemer Nominated for Attorney General

State Inspector General Bruce Beemer said today he is grateful for and honored by the confidence Gov. Tom Wolf has shown in him by nominating him for the position of Pennsylvania Attorney General, and he looks forward to earning the support of the state Senate during the confirmation process.

OIG Sets Up Toll-Free Tip Line for PSP Academy Investigation

Anyone With Information Is Encouraged to Call 1-844-307-9997
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