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Hearing Examines Ethics Violations at Dept. of Homeland Security Agencies

Washington, DC
Thursday, May 17, 2012

Homeland Security Acting Inspector General Charles Edwards testified before a House Homeland Security Subcommittee with representatives from the TSA, Customs and Border Protection and Immigration. The Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations and Management examined ethics training and policies in the Department of Homeland Security and recent incidents of misconduct.

In a release announcing the hearing, Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) said “we have seen a rash of corrupt employees in Customs and Border Protection collaborating with drug smugglers, Immigration and Customs Enforcement personnel filing fraudulent travel claims and Transportation Security Administration personnel stealing the personal belongings of passengers."

Charles K. Edwards, acting inspector general, Department of Homeland Security; Thomas S. Winkowski, acting deputy commissioner, Customs and Border Protection; James G. Duncan, assistant administrator, Office of Professional Responsibility, Transportation Security Administration; and Timothy Moynihan, assistant director, Office of Professional Responsibility, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, testify.

Updated: Friday, June 22, 2012 at 9:25am (ET)

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