This page contains links to summaries or reports of our investigative findings in cases involving administrative misconduct by senior government officials that meet either of the following criteria: (1) the OIG found misconduct by a member of the Senior Executive Service or an employee at the GS-15 grade level or above; or (2) cases in which there may otherwise be significant public interest in the outcome of the investigation. A summary or the report of investigative findings is posted after the final report is issued by the OIG. When appropriate, the Department and the subject have an opportunity to review and comment on the proposed summary and/or report prior to its issuance. For example, we ensure the Department has the opportunity to review any summary or report of investigation that may disclose information that is potentially protected by executive or attorney-client privilege before it is posted to our website or released externally.
On February 2, 2018, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) opened an investigation in response to multiple complaints that HUD Secretary Benjamin Carson may have used his office for the personal benefit of his son, Benjamin Carson, Jr., by allowing him to participate in official Department matters, and particularly in a June 2017 HUD “listening tour” in Baltimore, Maryland.…
September 29, 2020
In February 2018, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) received multiple complaints alleging that HUD’s Secretary, Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., may have violated federal appropriations law by causing the Department to purchase a new set of dining room furniture for his secretarial suite at a cost in excess of $31,000. Due to Secretary Carson’s position as a presidentially-…
September 11, 2019