Audit of Office of Justice Programs Southwest Border Prosecution Initiative Funding Received by Hudspeth County, Texas [open pdf - 1006KB]
"The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General, Audit Division, has completed an audit of the Southwest Border Prosecution Initiative (SWBPI) funding awarded by the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) to Hudspeth County, Texas. From fiscal years (FYs) 2002 through 2008, Hudspeth County received SWBPI funding totaling $6,190,854 on a pro-rata basis. Hudspeth County has also requested but not yet received $177,737 in SWBPI funding for FY 2009. Many drug and other criminal cases occurring along the southwest border are initiated by a federal law enforcement agency or federal multi-jurisdictional task forces, e.g., High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) and Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF). Many U.S. Attorneys have developed prosecution guidelines that govern the most common violations of federal law. These prosecution guidelines are used by law enforcement agencies to determine whether to file a case in federal, state, or county court. As a result, many federally initiated cases occurring near the southwest border are referred to the state or county for prosecution. […] The objective of our audit was to determine if the SWBPI reimbursements received by Hudspeth County were allowable, supported, and in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, guidelines, and terms and conditions of the SWBPI."
United States. Dept. of Justice. Office of the Inspector General: http://www.justice.gov/oig/