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OIG Audit Finds Widespread CPD Mismanagement of Overtime

IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 3, 2017 PRESS CONTACT: Danielle Perry, 773-478-0534 OIG Audit Finds Widespread CPD Mismanagement of Overtime A report released by the City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) found that the Chicago Police Department’s (CPD) inefficient management of overtime has potentially created millions in wasteful spending, an unchecked culture of abuse of the … [Read More…]

CPD Overtime Controls Audit

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an audit of the Chicago Police Department’s (CPD) controls related to regular-duty overtime. The objective of the audit was to determine if CPD effectively manages regular-duty overtime to prevent waste and abuse. There are a variety of reasons why CPD members may work overtime related to their regular … [Read More…]

OIG Releases 2018 APR Draft Audit Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 29, 2017 CONTACT: Danielle Perry, (773) 478-0534 Draft of OIG’s 2018 Audit Plan Available for Public Comment The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has published a draft of the 2018 Annual Plan for its Audit and Program Review Section. The APR Audit Plan includes information on audits that OIG … [Read More…]

OIG 2018 APR Draft Audit Plan

The OIG 2018 Draft APR Audit Plan is posted here. We encourage the public to submit suggestions anytime by emailing us at, OIGNoticeandComment@ChicagoInspectorGeneral.org, or through the OIG website.    

Significant Activity Report: United States v. Timothy Mason

On September 22, 2017, former City of Chicago Department of Transportation contractor Timothy Mason was sentenced to a two year term of imprisonment and a one year supervised release, for a mail fraud scheme. Restitution will be set on October 12, 2017. Mason was charged with mail fraud in violation of the Illinois Criminal Code, … [Read More…]

City of Chicago Department of Transportation Contractor Sentenced to 24 Months for Mail Fraud Scheme

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 25, 2017 City of Chicago Department of Transportation Contractor Sentenced to 24 Months for  Mail Fraud Scheme Timothy Mason, co-owner of 350Green LLC, a green tech startup contactor to the City of Chicago Department of Transportation, that installed and maintained charging stations for plug-in electric vehicles, was sentenced on Friday, September … [Read More…]

OIG Audit Finds City Is Not Compliant with the Language Access Ordinance

IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 20, 2017 PRESS CONTACT: Danielle Perry, 773-478-0534 City Not Providing Full Access to Limited English Proficient Communities The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed an audit of the City’s compliance with the Language Access Ordinance, Municipal Code of Chicago Chapter 2-40 (Ordinance). The Ordinance requires City departments to … [Read More…]

Language Access Ordinance Compliance Audit

The Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted an audit to determine whether the City is in compliance with the Language Access Ordinance, Municipal Code of Chicago Chapter 2-40 (Ordinance). The Mayor’s Office of New Americans (ONA) assists departments in their efforts to comply with the Ordinance. Governmental agencies establish language access policies to provide Limited … [Read More…]

Significant Activity Report: State of Illinois v Leon Brown

On September 6, 2017, following a one day bench trial in the Circuit Court of Cook County, IL, Leon Brown, a former employee of the City of Chicago, was found guilty on all 6 counts, including 2 counts of bribery (720 ILCS 5/33-1(d)(e)) and 4 counts of official misconduct (720 ILCS 5/33-3(b)(d)). State of Illinois … [Read More…]

Significant Activity Report: United States v Laurance Freed

On August 21, 2017, Laurance Freed, President of Joseph Freed & Associates LLC, was sentenced to three years in prison in connection with a fraud scheme related to a $105 million line of credit secured by city and suburban properties. The fraud scheme also involved the theft of millions of dollars from Freed’s business partner, … [Read More…]