OIG Annual Report 2021: Recoveries

Part III of the Office of the Inspector General's 2021 Annual Report

Table of Contents

Overview

Often, the Office’s efforts result in state and local governments recovering funds that properly belong to them. These recoveries take different forms, including settlements, consent judgments, court-ordered restitution and repayments. The Office’s referrals, reviews and investigations also lead to the imposition of fines and civil penalties against individuals and organizations. The Office’s work also leads to the prevention of improper payments.

Since 2012, the Office’s work has resulted in more than $34.2 million in court-ordered restitution and settlement agreements. These recoveries came from vendors, organizations, elected officials and other individuals. These recoveries have affected numerous aspects of government, including education, housing, human services, municipal administration, public safety and transportation. The work of the Office has also led to fines and penalties of $120,800. Over the same period, the Office has identified $72.93 million in potential cost savings and wasteful spending of public dollars. See Figure 1 below.

Figure 1. Potential Cost Savings and Wasteful Spending Since 2012.

In 2021, the Office’s investigations and reviews resulted in $7,915,956 in restitutions and settlements. See Figure 2 below. Additionally, the Office’s work relating to a Methuen Police Department contract led to the city cancelling it. City officials estimated that cancelling the contract saved the city $3.7 million. Further details about these matters and those listed in Figures 1 and 2 appear throughout the rest of this report.

CASE

Type of Recovery

Amount

Genoveva Andrade

Fine

$50,000

Kenneth Berg

Restitution

$8,460

James Canty

Settlement

$3,409

Jasiel Correia

Forfeiture

$566,740 

Restitution

$311,340

Antonio Costa

Forfeiture

$107,550

Fine

$10,000

Manuel Duran

Settlement

$6,000,000

Francois Fils-Aime

Restitution

$10,000

Sean Hoye

Settlement

$37,000

Christopher Kudlay

Settlement

$1,957

Kevin Maple

Settlement

$45,000

Stephen Mihalek

Settlement

$23,593

Jason Morris

Restitution

$4,354

NEL Corporation

Settlement

$700,000

Restitution

$9,402

Carlos Nunez

Settlement

$7,247

John O’Grady

Settlement

$3,208

Katelynn Sullivan

Restitution

$11,500

Keith Sweeney

Settlement

$1,496

Raymond Thompson

Settlement

$3,700

Total

 

$7,915,956

Figure 2. List of 2021 Recoveries and Fines

Additional Resources

Contact   for OIG Annual Report 2021: Recoveries

Address

One Ashburton Place, Room 1311, Boston, MA 02108

3 This figure includes $25 million (TAFDC Eligibility) and $17.5 million (MassHealth Non-Custodial Parent Insurance Coverage) of potential cost-savings for the Commonwealth annually.

Date published: April 29, 2022

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