L.A. Controller Ron Galperin released the 2017-18 review of his office’s Fraud, Waste and Abuse (FWA) Unit, the team responsible for investigating alleged misuse of City resources. Examples of fraud, waste and abuse include the theft of City assets, payroll fraud, contract bid rigging, bribes, kickbacks and gross mismanagement, among other misdeeds.
“As stewards of the public’s trust, we have a responsibility to root out fraud, waste and abuse of City resources and do whatever we can to prevent it,” said Galperin. “My office will continue to aggressively investigate fraud, waste and abuse to protect taxpayers and make our City stronger.”
City employees, contractors and anyone with information about mishandled public funds can submit a complaint through Galperin’s 24-hour fraud, waste and abuse telephone hotline at 866-428-1514 or online at http://www.lacontroller.org/fraud_hotline.