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
2014 Highlights:• The Office investigated the spending practices of the then-president of the Westfield State University, Evan S. Dobelle.
• The Office’s Internal Special Audit Unit reviewed MassDOT’s fleet vehicle operations and identified areas for improvement.
• The Office addressed 650 complaints; handled 1,375 Chapter 30B inquires and questions; and provided public procurement training to over 1,300 participants.
• The Office's efforts resulted in settlements and the imposition of fines totaling $4 million;
• The Office identified $42.5 million in potential cost savings per year for the Commonwealth; and
• The Office’s largest investigation in 2013 involved the Forensic Drug Laboratory at the Hinton State Laboratory Institute (“Drug Lab”). The Office conducted a top-to-bottom review of the Drug Lab after one of the chemists admitted to tampering with drug evidence results, raising serious questions about the integrity of the testing performed at the Drug Lab.
• 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.
• 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.
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.
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.