Every year the Office of the Inspector General responds to scores of complaints, initiates dozens of investigations and trains hundreds of government employees. While much of our work is confidential, our annual reports detail completed projects that can be made public. 

Our Annual Reports dating back to 1995 are available online. Older reports may be available by request please call (617) 727-9140 or send a written request. 

Office of the Inspector General 
Room 1311, One Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108

2012 Annual Report pdf format of 			2012 Annual Report

2012 Highlights:
• The Office's investigations resulted in recoveries, fines and penalties of $12,628,924;
• The Office identified potential cost savings of $233,548,146;
• The Office completed a review of an energy management services contract, which resulted in a settlement.

2011 Annual Report pdf format of 			2011 Annual Report

Among the highlights for 2011:
• A case that resulted in a former Methuen school business manager pleading guilty to embezzlement and larceny charges;
• A case resulting in a payment of $800,000 from Verizon New England to the Commonwealth;
• An investigation that led to a former non-profit employee being indicted for a kickback scheme.

2010 Annual Report pdf format of 			2010 Annual Report

Highlights for 2010 include:
• A case that resulted in a Methuen contractor pleading guilty to government purchasing violations and making a false claim to a government agency;
• A review of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s Corporate Pass Program led to actions to recoup over $500,000;
• An investigation into vehicle registration abuse led to the collection of $200,000 from tax evaders.

2009 Annual Report pdf format of 			2009 Annual Report

Highlights for 2009 include:
• A case that resulted in the conviction of three MBTA construction division inspectors;
• The continued monitoring of Chapter 40B;
• A case that led to a $200,000 settlement with a medical supply vendor;
• A case that led to the convictions of two Haverhill Highway Department employees;
• A case that led to the recovery of $215,000 from a social service provider; and
• A case that led to guilty pleas from two Boston Housing Authority employees.

2008 Annual Report pdf format of 			2008 Annual Report

Highlights for 2008 include:
• A case that resulted in the indictment of three MBTA construction division inspectors;
• The continued monitoring of Chapter 40B;
• A case that led to the conviction of two men who defrauded the state out of more than $155,000 on the Central Artery/Tunnel project;
• And a review of a faulty procurement of software for which the state was repaid $13 million.

2007 Annual Report pdf format of 			2007 Annual Report

Highlights for 2007 include:
• A case uncovering widespread abuse of disabled person’s parking placard abuse;
• The continued monitoring of Chapter 40B;
• A case that led to the indictment of two men who allegedly defrauded the state out of $250,000 on the Central Artery/Tunnel project;
• An investigation that led to the indictment of two City of Haverhill employee; and
• A review that led to increased tunnel inspections.

2006 Annual Report pdf format of 			2006 Annual Report

Highlights for 2006 include:
• Highlighted abuse and apparent fraud in M.G.L. c. 40B developments, with more than $1.8 million owed to affordable housing funds;
• Identified $1.9 million in secret fees charged to the Middlesex Retirement System, of which they recovered $1 million from a brokerage firm;
• Uncovered pension fund abuse by retired Brockton police lieutenant Charles B. Lincoln, resulting in his indictment in federal court; and
• continued our oversight of the Central Artery/Tunnel project.

2005 Annual Report pdf format of 			2005 Annual Report

Among the highlights for 2005:
• Our review of the Saltonstall Building project netted $800 million in interest savings for the Commonwealth;
• Several guilty pleas by Everett Public School officials for procurement fraud;
• A new protocol for rooting out abuse in M.G.L. c. 40B developments; and
• Our ongoing oversight of the Central Artery/Tunnel project.