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.
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) initiated this investigation upon receipt of information alleging a GS-15 Program Analyst formerly employed within HUD’s Office of the Chief Information Officer may have provided nonpublic HUD information to representatives of a private firm. The OIG’s investigation found that the employee provided a HUD Budget Portfolio document not...
Mayo 19, 2022
In August and September 2020, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD or Department) Office of Inspector General (OIG) received information from multiple sources alleging that Lynne Patton, then-Regional Administrator, Region II, violated various federal ethics laws by participating in the production of a video that later aired at the Republican National Convention on August 27, 2020. In the video (RNC video), four...
Mayo 05, 2022
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) opened this review in March 2019 after receiving a congressional request to examine alleged delays in the disbursement of approximately $20 billion of disaster recovery and mitigation funds appropriated for Puerto Rico following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Our review examined the decisions and actions of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD or Department) officials that affected the...
Abril 20, 2021
This investigation was initiated upon the receipt of information from the Deputy Ethics Counselor for Region 5 of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Regional Counsel. It was alleged that an employee with Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity (FHEO), who is also an attorney, had been involved in several violations of the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch, 5 C.F.R Part 2635 (“...
Marzo 31, 2021
The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) initiated this investigation upon receipt of information from several complainants alleging that a former Director at HUD failed to recuse themselves from any HUD matters while negotiating future employment with a private-sector firm that conducts business with HUD and that the former Director, after leaving HUD, represented back to HUD on matters they...
Marzo 31, 2021
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....
Septiembre 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-...
Septiembre 11, 2019