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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.1 These complaints stemmed from media reporting at the time raising questions regarding whether Secretary Carson may have misused his position by allowing Carson Jr. to invite certain companies or individuals to participate in the Baltimore listening tour for the purpose of advancing his own financial interests. The OIG opened this investigation to determine whether Secretary Carson took official action to personally benefit his son in contravention of federal ethics regulations, and to assess Carson Jr.’s interactions with the Department.