Report on Allegations Regarding State Department Inspector General Howard Krongard   [open pdf - 290KB]

"On September 18, the Committee initiated an investigation into the activities of the State Department Inspector General Howard Krongard. The investigation was triggered by seven current and former officials in the Inspector General's office who expressed concerns about Mr. Krongard's conduct and his failure to investigate credible reports of wasteful spending and procurement fraud, especially in Iraq and Afghanistan. During the Committee's investigation, the Committee interviewed or took the deposition of 13 current or former officials, all of whom raised questions about Mr. Krongard or his actions. The criticisms of Mr. Krongard by these officials were wide-ranging. The officials expressed concerns about (1) Mr. Krongard's inadequate oversight of the construction of the Baghdad Embassy, (2) his failure to work with the Justice Department on an investigation of Blackwater for arms smuggling, (3) his refusal to pursue charges of procurement fraud relating to a DynCorp contract, (4) his intervention in the investigation of Kenneth Tomlinson, (5) his lack of independence in auditing the State Department's financial statements; and (6) his abusive management style. In the face of all of these concerns, the Committee was told that the Office of the Inspector General is 'bleeding people right and left.'"

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