DOJ – OIG Investigations

  • Former Federal Agents
  • 100 Years of Combined Experience
  • Investigations, Compliance & Defense
Chris Quick

Former Special
Agent (FBI & IRS)

Roger Bach

Former Special
Agent (DOJ-OIG & DEA)

Timothy Allen

Former Special Agent
(U.S. Secret Service & DOJ-OIG)

Ray Yuen

Former Special
Agent (FBI)

Michael S. Koslow

Former Special
Agent (DOD & OIG)

We Consult with Anyone Facing Scrutiny from the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Inspector General (DOJ OIG)

Tim Allen

DOJ-OIG Investigations – Timothy E. Allen | Former Special Agent (U.S. Secret Service & DOJ-OIG)

The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Inspector General (DOJ OIG) is an independent entity tasked with ensuring accountability within the federal government. It also works to ensure that government contractors and grant recipients abide by the terms of their contracts and awards. To exercise its mandate, the DOJ OIG investigates federal employees, contractors, and grantees, and these inquiries can lead to civil or criminal prosecution.

Facing a DOJ OIG investigation is an extremely serious matter. For federal employees, these investigations can lead to adverse employment action—up to and including termination of employment. It can also lead to fines, imprisonment, and other penalties when warranted. For federal contractors and grantees, facing a DOJ OIG audit or investigation could mean termination, loss of eligibility, and prosecution of the company’s key personnel.

Consulting with Federal Employees, Contractors, and Grant Recipients

At Corporate Investigation Consulting, we know DOJ OIG investigations inside and out. Two of our senior consultants, Roger Bach and Timothy Allen, are former Special Agents with the Office of Inspector General. Bach spent more than 30 years at the Department of Justice. As a Special Agent with the DOJ OIG, he investigated cases involving public corruption, bribery, money laundering, federal theft, and federal program fraud across the country. With top-secret clearance, he also participated in DOJ OIG cases involving counterterrorism, counterintelligence, and other matters of national security.

Allen’s career in the federal government took him from the U.S. Secret Service to the DOJ OIG. As both a Senior Special Agent and a Computer Forensics Examiner, he worked on cases at the DOJ OIG involving highly classified network intrusions from both internal and external sources. He handled cases involving fraud, abuse, and many other forms of misconduct falling within the Office of Inspector General’s investigative jurisdiction.

Our team includes former Special Agents with other federal agencies as well. Often, DOJ OIG investigations will go far beyond the Department of Justice’s walls. With prior experience at federal agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigations (IRS CI)—among many others—our team of highly qualified consultants is uniquely positioned to help guide individuals and companies through high-stakes DOJ OIG investigations.

Put our highly experienced team on your side
Roger Bach

Former Special Agent (OIG)

Timothy E. Allen

Former Senior Special Agent U.S. Secret Service

Chris J. Quick

Former Special Agent (FBI & IRS-CI)

Maura Kelley

Former Special Agent (FBI)

Ray Yuen

Former Supervisory Special Agent (FBI)

Michael S. Koslow

Former Supervisory Special Agent (DOD-OIG)

Dennis A. Wichern

Former Special Agent-in-Charge (DEA)

Marquis D. Pickett

Special Agent U.S. Secret Service (ret.)

Consulting for Federal Employees

We consult with federal employees at all levels, including employees at all General Service (GS) levels and members of the Senior Executive Service (SES). Whether as Special Agents with the DOJ OIG or as consultants in the private sector, the members of our team have handled cases involving officials, attorneys, directors, correctional officers, and others in managerial, supervisory, and policy positions.

The DOJ OIG investigates federal employees for a broad range of misconduct. While some cases are administrative in nature, others can present the risk of civil or criminal prosecution. But all cases present significant risks for federal employees, and avoiding unnecessary consequences needs to be your top priority if you are facing DOJ OIG scrutiny.

At Corporate Investigation Consulting, we work with federal personnel who are facing DOJ OIG investigations involving all types of misconduct allegations. This includes (but is not limited to):

  • Anti-Nepotism and Conflict-of-Interest Violations
  • Bribery
  • Failure to Recuse
  • Failure to Obtain Written Authorization
  • Fraud, Waste, and Abuse (FWA)
  • Improper Relationships
  • Lack of Candor and False Statements
  • Misuse of Government-Issued Computer Devices
  • Misuse of Official Position
  • Obstruction of Justice
  • Public Corruption
  • Smuggling, Conspiracy, Fraud, and Other Federal Crimes
  • Soliciting, Procuring, and Accepting Commercial Sex
  • Time and Attendance Fraud
  • Unauthorized Contacts
  • Unauthorized Use or Theft of Government Property
  • Violation of Information Technology Security Rules

If you are under investigation, or if you are concerned that you may become the subject of a DOJ OIG investigation, it is important that you take action promptly. You need to take a proactive approach to defending yourself, your reputation, and your career in the federal government. If criminal prosecution is a possibility, you need to do everything you can to protect your freedom. With our former DOJ OIG Special Agents’ decades of experience on both sides of federal employee investigations, we can help you make smart decisions quickly, and we can guide you through all aspects of dealing with the DOJ OIG.

Consulting for Government Contractors and Grantees

The DOJ OIG conducts both audits and investigations targeting government contractors and grantees. The Office’s Audit Division focuses specifically on uncovering fraud, waste, and abuse under federal contracts and programs, while its Investigations Division targets all forms of civil and criminal misconduct.

Federal government contractors and grant recipients are subject to a multitude of complex rules and regulations. Compliance with these rules and regulations is burdensome and, for large corporate organizations, it requires a full-time dedicated staff. But even these efforts won’t necessarily be enough. From inadequate documentation to rogue employees, there are numerous issues that can lead to DOJ OIG audits and investigations even for upstanding and well-intentioned entities.

Under the False Claims Act and other laws, both intentional and unintentional FWA can lead to federal penalties. As a result, when facing a DOJ OIG audit or investigation, pleading ignorance is not a viable defense strategy. Contractors and grant recipients need to know if they are in compliance and, if they aren’t in compliance, they need to address this head-on when dealing with the DOJ OIG.

Many DOJ OIG audits and investigations target billing violations, and this type of fraud costs the Department of Justice billions of dollars per year. But when facing DOJ OIG scrutiny, it is imperative not to make any assumptions about the issues at hand. From misrepresenting information in contract bids and grant applications to substituting inferior materials and falsifying reports to the federal government, all types of issues can—and do—get contractors and grantees into deep trouble with the DOJ OIG.

If the DOJ OIG is looking into your company, you need to make informed decisions—and you need to start now. At Corporate Investigation Consulting, we can guide you on the correct path. We can use our past DOJ OIG experience to provide you with critical insights, and we can make sure you are making the right choices every step of the way.

FAQs: What Should Federal Employees, Contractors, and Grantees Do During DOJ OIG Investigations?

I am a federal employee and I am under investigation by the DOJ OIG. What should I do?

You should seek help promptly. This is true regardless of your position within the federal government, regardless of whether you know why you are under investigation, and regardless of whether any allegations against you may or may not have merit. DOJ OIG investigations can move quickly—especially once you learn that you are being targeted—and it is up to you to make sure the consequences of the investigation are no greater than necessary.

I work for a federal contractor or grant recipient that is under investigation by the DOJ OIG. What should I do?

If your company is under investigation by the DOJ OIG, you also need to seek help promptly. In the vast majority of situations, a DOJ OIG investigation is not a matter that can be effectively handled internally. It requires special knowledge and expertise, and most companies simply do not have personnel with the experience required to guide them through the DOJ OIG’s investigative process. Our former DOJ OIG Special Agents can begin advising you immediately, and they can help your company formulate a structured and strategic response.

What are the potential consequences of a DOJ OIG investigation?

For federal government personnel, these investigations can lead to administrative action, civil penalties, or criminal prosecution. For federal contractors and grant recipients, an unfavorable outcome could mean loss of the company’s contract or grant, recoupments, fines, and imprisonment, among other possible penalties.

What can I do to protect myself (or my company) during a DOJ OIG investigation?

You can hire a team of experienced consultants to assist you. When you choose Corporate Investigation Consulting, your team will be composed entirely of former high-ranking federal agents, including former Special Agents with the DOJ OIG. Our former agents will help you understand your situation, formulate a custom investigation strategy, and execute that strategy to help protect you (or your company) to the fullest extent possible.

Speak with a Former DOJ OIG Special Agent in Confidence

Are you a federal employee facing a DOJ OIG investigation? Or, is your company facing a DOJ OIG investigation or audit? If so, we strongly encourage you to speak with one of our former DOJ OIG Special Agents right away. To schedule a confidential consultation at Corporate Investigation Consulting as soon as possible, call 866-352-9324 or tell us how we can reach you online now.

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