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FBI Faulted For Failures On Identity Theft Front

April 2. 2010

FBI Director Robert S. Mueller (Photo credit: Stephanie Woodrow)

U.S. Inspector General for the Department of Justice, Glenn Fine, has taken his subordinates to task at The FBI, for failing to properly tackle the identity theft problem in America. He wrote the agency had not implemented any of his suggestions on correcting their shortcomings in the investigative aspect of identify theft.

Inspector General Report Faults DOJ Identity Theft Efforts

March 30, 2010 - The U.S. Department of Justice is falling short in its efforts to combat identity theft, according to a report released on Tuesday by the department's Office of the Inspector General. The report said the department isn't complying with many of the recommendations of then-President George W. Bush’s identity theft task force.

The report found that DOJ had not even assigned an official to oversee the implementing of those recommendations, released in April 2007, and that it lacked a clear overall strategy.

"This lack of a coordinator responsible for the DOJ's identity theft efforts has led to an uncoordinated, and sometimes nonexistent, approach by DOJ components to address identity theft," the report stated...




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