Mon, 25 Mar 2019

Articles Posted in the " DEA " Category

  • Fourth of July & the Beginnings of the United States

    Today is the Fourth of July, a day marked with celebrations featuring fireworks, barbecues and beer. The day commemorates the signing of a document that informed Britain that the American colonies no longer recognized the rule of the Crown and were declaring their sovereignty. What lead the Founding Fathers to declare independence needs to be understood by modern Americans.

  • Former DEA Supervisor and Employee Lied About Strip Club Ownership

    image via Google

    Follow Jerod on Twitter.

    NEW YORK — An investigation by the FBI, IRS and Office of the Inspector General found two DEA employees had lied about their ownership of a strip club in New Jersey, according to an OIG press update.

    David Polos, 51, was formerly an Assistant Special Agent-in-Charge with the DEA and supervised the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Strike Force. Glen Glover, 45, worked as a DEA Information Technology specialist who assisted in narco trafficking investigations domestically and abroad.

    The two men were found to have lied about their ownership of a New Jersey


  • OIG Finds Issues in DEA Chain of Custody on Seized Drugs

    Photo by Brett Neilson via Flickr

    Follow Jerod on Twitter.

    WASHINGTON — A report by the Office of the Inspector General revealed the Drug Enforcement Administration did not always follow specific policies when dealing with seized drugs.

    The report, released in February, examined the methods in which the DEA handles seized drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine and others. In 2015, the DEA operated out of 221 domestic offices, 86 foreign offices and employed nearly 5,000 employees with a budget of approximately $2 billion, according to the OIG report.

    The OIG examined 250 exhibits of seized drugs to see how


  • Office of the Inspector General Semiannual Report Sheds Light on Corruption in Federal Agencies

    Follow Jerod on Twitter.

    WASHINGTON — In the Office of the Inspector General’s semiannual report to Congress, the department laid out its recent successes, its future plans and it’s frustration with its inability to access certain records.

    The OIG is a nationwide workforce of over 440 people who work as part of the Department of Justice to review complaints, allegations of fraud and other misconduct in federal and state programs.

    From April to the end of September the OIG Investigations division received 43,037 allegations. However, the OIG only closed 205 investigations in that same period of time. Investigations conducted by


  • DEA Operating Warrantless Surveillance Aircraft Fleet Over U.S. and Abroad

    Courtesy John Wiseman

    Follow Sam on Twitter.

    The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is operating a fleet of surveillance aircraft over locations within the United States as well as “foreign environments,” according to Jeffrey Stramm special agent in charge of DEA aviation division.

    The Administration does not “get warrants for public space surveillance,” Stramm said in a phone call with The Post. He went on to say that this surveillance program is in accordance with Title 21 United States Code.

    While Stramm wouldn’t confirm the number of aircraft that make up the fleet, our investigation identified 92 aircraft (as


  • DEA Confidential Source Program Slammed by OIG Report

    DEA logo – courtesy wikipedia

    Follow Jerod on Twitter.

    An audit of the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) confidential source program by the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) found the agency’s policies did not fall in line with standards set forth by the Department of Justice.

    The audit, released in July 2015, took a considerable amount of time due to lack of cooperation by the DEA in participating with the audit. The review took over one year and the OIG plans on continuing their investigation into the DEA’s program in order to “fully access” the DEA’s management and oversight.

    According